The Danger Close film set in Wooroolin.
The Danger Close film set in Wooroolin. South Burnett Directions

Could more movies be filmed in the South Burnett?

SOUTH Burnett Regional Council hopes Danger Close may bring some positive change to the region.

The council's senior economic development officer Craig Tunley said the film had generated an extraordinary amount of interest since it was announced.

"It's a significant event, and for it to be filmed in our region is a big coup and exposure for us,” he said.

The council is working on maintaining a good relationship with the production company, Red Dune Films, and Screen Queensland, so the area could be considered as a possibility for future filming locations, he said.

"We don't want to just have one film credit to our area, we'll try to bring more,” Mr Tunley said.

The movie about the Battle of Long Tan has brought many film crew members and tourists to the Wooroolin area, and the council has been working with local businesses to be film ready with an increase of people in the area.

"It's going to be an intense time and we're hoping the businesses can get the most out of it,” Mr Tunley said.

The film crew was happy to be there making the film, and conscious about supporting local businesses through buying their morning coffee and meals, he said.

Mr Tunley said this was a great opportunity for the South Burnett to be close to the Hollywood action and have big names like actor Travis Fimmel in the area.

"We are really excited that it's here, really excited to see the filming going on, and that the community has really embraced it,” he said.

He said having director Kriv Stenders, who previously worked on Australian films such as Red Dog and Lucky Country, filming a great Australian film in the South Burnett was an exciting time for the community.

People should be respectful of the filming and not disrupt the set, but should also take the opportunity to enjoy the little bit of the movie magic and famous faces around Wooroolin, he said.

The film crew members are working six days a week to get the filming done in the scenes based in the Wooroolin wetlands.

Requests from the community were made to the Council to have a showing of the film in the region once it is released.

"I look forward to see the film and pointing out the parts of the region on the big screen,” Mr Tunley said.

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