A NEW phone app will allow Gold Coasters to bring Hollywood to them, by registering their homes as a potential film set.
Using Reel Scout, locals can now show off their homes to big and small screen filmmakers from around the world searching for the ultimate location.
Arts and Innovation Minister Ian Walker said the new app is a one-stop doorway to hundreds of potential film locations.
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“It showcases countless locations around the state and makes it easy for the screen industry, both locally and globally, to find their ideal location,” he said.
“This app helps directors to find hidden, authentic gems when they’re hunting unusual locations and for everyday people to get a piece of the movie action.
“Individual property owners can register their own site, so it’s an innovation that delivers the arts to all Queenslanders with gusto.”
The App already lists unique locations such as the peaceful setting of Logan’s Chun Chung Tian Temple, Mount Isa’s Radio Station Hill with a 360 degree view of open land, and the Drumsara Rainforest in Far North Queensland, featured in the television series The Pacific, as well as North Stradbroke Island.
Screen Queensland CEO Tracey Vieira said Reel Scout was an industry leading system that provided a portable database of filming locations, thousands of photographs, industry contact listings and local government details at the touch of a button.
“There are no costs for the end user when registering on the database or downloading the app,” Ms Vieira said.
“Reel Scout is new technology that gives Queensland a competitive edge in increasing screen productivity, helping to market our locations, expert crews and world-class facilities to filmmakers around the world.
“It will help boost the attractiveness and competitiveness of Queensland as a premier location for screen production.”
To register visit www.screenqueensland.com.au or download the free app from iTunes App Store – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/screen-queensland-location/id844425074?mt=8–