New film to begin production in Albany will be fourth movie for region

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We live in such a beautiful part of WA that it should come as little surprise the Great Southern has again been chosen as the location for another locally produced film.

Titled Edward and Isabella, it will be the fourth feature film to be produced in Albany since 2017 following its predecessors, Breath, H is For Happiness and Rams.

The new movie will be written and directed by Albany author Adam Morris, who says filming is set to start next month.

The team will make their way along the Porongurup wine trail, the Stirling Range, the King and Kalgan rivers as well as a couple of spots in the Albany CBD.

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So keep an eye out for film crews and the small cast who will be making their home here while bringing the story of Edward and Isabella to life.

The film will tell the story of a Perth couple who go on holiday in the country to decide the fate of their relationship.

It will follow strong female protagonist Isabella, who is dealing with the elaborateness of a picture-perfect life that ultimately leaves her disappointed.

They are city folk who are looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of city streets, so our rugged region makes sense.

I’m looking forward to the film putting a spotlight on Perth actor Chloe Hurst, who has returned to her home State after time working in the US film industry.

Hurst has worked alongside major stars including Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling and Amy Schumer, and is best known for her roles in The Nice Guys (2016), Andi Mack (2017) and I Feel Pretty (2018).

Talking to Aurora magazine, Hurst described the new film as an honest exploration of human connection.

“During a year where genuine human interaction has become limited and relationships have either been strengthened or challenged, the gift of a script like Adam’s is invaluable to an audience and its cast,” she told the magazine.

As the fourth feature film set in our region in three years, it’s nice to know we are firmly on the movie map.

With our rich history and stunning landscapes, I can’t wait to see how Morris portrays our precious part of the world.

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