Victoria Attracts New Amazon Studios Sci-Fi Thriller

Victoria, Australia has become the shooting location for the Amazon Studios sci-fi thriller starring Oscar candidate Saoirse Ronan.

The Victorian government announced on February 4 that the movie Foe has recently begun production in several locations throughout the state, including Winton Wetlands and the Docklands Studios in Melbourne.

American-born Irish actress Saoirse Ronan has been nominated three times for Oscar’s Best Actress for her role in Brooklyn, Lady Bird and Little Woman, and Paul Mescal (ordinary people) and Aaron Pierre (subway). Plays the main female character with. ..

Meanwhile, Victorian filmmaker Garth Davis, best known for the Oscar-nominated film Lion, oversees the adaptation of the 2018 novel of the same name by Canadian author Ian Reed.

“I am very proud to make an enemy in my hometown of Victoria, especially in the wonderful Winton Wetlands of Yorta Yorta, one of our important places,” Davis said in a statement.

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Actor Saoirse Ronan will attend the 24th Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California on January 21, 2018. (ChristopherPolk / Getty Images for Turner)

The film is backed by an incentive program as part of the $ 191.5 million VICS CREEN strategy, a state government plan to revitalize Victoria’s screen industry. It is also expected to inject $ 32 million ($ 22.9 million) into the state’s economy and create 950 jobs for local cast and crew.

Pho has joined the ranks of Robbie Williams’ biography Betterman and Blacklight (starring Liam Neeson). This is two other feature films that recently chose Victoria as the filming location.

Danny Pearson, Minister of Creative Industries of the Victorian dynasty, said Pho will solidify the state’s position as a major power in the global film industry and contribute to the region’s economic growth.

“Pho’s production is another way the Victorian film industry is being introduced to the world, connecting some of our outstanding industry professionals with some of the best international talent.” He said.

“We are attracting major international works, expanding our screen production capabilities, growing our economy, creating local jobs and claiming Victoria’s status as a global screen powerhouse. “

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