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Storm Boy flies home to South Australia

29 November 2016

The much-anticipated reimagining of iconic Australian story, Storm Boy, will be filmed in South Australia, injecting millions into the State’s economy and creating more than 150 jobs.

Screen Australia today announced production investment funding for Storm Boy, with the support of the South Australian Government and the South Australian Film Corporation.

Production will commence in 2017, using the state-of-the-art Adelaide Studios, Adelaide city and regional locations including the original filming location of the Coorong.

The original film showcased the beauty of South Australian landscapes, and introduced the State’s unique identity to the national and international stage. This modern reframing of the story will once again profile the State and significantly contribute to the regional profile and economy.

An inspired and contemporary reimagining of the 1976 classic family film Storm Boy will be produced by Ambience Entertainment’s Michael Boughen and Matthew Street, whose feature film Tomorrow When the War Began was the highest grossing domestic film of 2010. Storm Boy is written by Justin Monjo (The Secret Daughter, Spear), and will be directed by Shawn Seet (Deep Water, The Code).

Read the full release here.

Featured image: Crew on location in the Coorong

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