Casting for extras for the film 'The Dressmaker' - which has a connection to the local area - was held in Jerilderie last week.August 20, 2014 3:00am
Cath Brooks, author Rosalie Ham, Penelope and Jason Brooks, Kate Sleigh, Robyn and Emily Ford and Hannah Ham at the auditions.
Budding actors came from across the region to win a chance to appear in a major feature movie.
Casting for ‘extras’ for the pending film The Dressmaker was held in Jerilderie on Friday and Saturday.
The movie is based on the novel of the same name, written by former Jerilderie resident Rosalie Ham.
It will star Hollywood favourite Kate Winslet, well known for her break-out role in the movie Titanic.
Ms Ham joined casting director Charlotte Seymour for the auditions and said she was happy to be back and testing locals for the numerous roles.
‘‘I’m really excited that my book will become a movie,’’ Ms Ham said.
‘‘It was lucky that Sue Maslin, a producer originally from Deniliquin, picked up my book and decided it should be a movie.
‘‘Sue is known for producing movies such as Japanese Story.
‘‘The movie will be shot around Horsham and is due to be released by October 2015.’’
Ms Ham was born and raised in Jerilderie and attended Finley High School for two years.
The book’s fictional town of Dungatar takes inspiration from the cropping industry and landscape of the Southern Riverina.
The Dressmaker was a best-selling book which follows the story of 1950s femme fatale Tilly Dunnage, who will be played by Winslet.
She returns to her small home town in rural Australia to get revenge on those who did her wrong, with a sewing machine under her arm and haute couture style to die for.
Coca-Cola Amatil has confirmed it will be pressing on with its $100 million redevelopment of SPC Ardmona.
Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
A snake was spotted this afternoon.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
Sorting future of Campaspe pools
A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
Tomorrow is a Total Fire Ban day in Deniliquin, meaning no fires can be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
Remembering Australian political giant Gough Whitlam who once called on Benalla police to stop then Treasurer Frank Crean on his journey up the Hume to phone the PM.
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