BRITISH filmmaker Jim Loach has begun shooting his next feature in the Barossa with a high profile cast of international stars.
Following the success of his movie Oranges and Sunshine, Loach’s new project is based on a script by Judy Morris (Happy Feet 2, The Eye of the Storm) set within a multigenerational Spanish family working together on their vineyard.
The film stars Paz Vega, Edward James Olmos, Quim Gutierrez, Antonio de la Torre, Carmen Maura and more.
The South Australia Film Corporation has invested in the movie, which is expected to spend more than $4.5 million in South Australia and employ over seventy local crew and cast.
Loach’s film will cover several iconic South Australian locations, including The Flinders Ranges, Barossa Valley and the SAFC’s Adelaide Studios.
Loach said of the script, “it has a big, big heart and travels through a terrain that I've always wanted to explore - familial love and loss, and everything else in between. Developing it has been a joy and lots of fun, and I'm looking forward to shooting.”
Judy Potter, SAFC Chair, said, "This project is an example of how the new SAFC programs are encouraging co-productions between our highly capable local producers and producers from interstate and overseas.”