Illawarra landmarks feature in video that promotes NSW to Hollywood filmmakers

A long list of local landmarks including the Bombo Quarry, Lake Illawarra and Shellharbour are featured in the video.
A long list of local landmarks including the Bombo Quarry, Lake Illawarra and Shellharbour are featured in the video.

A number of Illawarra landmarks have been featured in a new video aimed at promoting statewide locations to the international film industry.

The Bombo Quarry, Lake Illawarra and Shellharbour alongside sandscapes (north of Newcastle), eerie plains (Monaro) and snow-capped peaks (Snowy Mountains) feature in the video.

Kiama MP Gareth Ward said the three-minute ‘A place for every story’ video highlights how the scenery can double for locations across the US, Britain, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, and how the world-class Fox Studios is located just 10-minutes from the CBD.

“It is really no surprise that our region has starred as one of the most scenic and interesting areas of the state,” he said.

“I am delighted the Illawarra is being marketed on the world stage, because the potential gains for our region are enormous.”

The NSW Minister for the Arts Don Harwin unveiled the video ahead of a marketing campaign aimed at Hollywood and international producers.

“With this video we wanted to showcase the NSW that filmmakers don’t see every day, and really promote the incredible choice and adaptability that our stunning statewide locations have to offer international filmmakers,” he said.

“NSW is hugely film-friendly and has a workforce dedicated to helping filmmakers through the entire process. We are delighted to be able to capture the best of our landscape offering through this teaser and excited to showcase it to Hollywood later this month.”

The video will be used by arts, screen and culture agency Create NSW on an ongoing basis to promote the state to domestic and international filmmakers.