Blueback Takes Bremer Bay to Toronto
Feature film Blueback, shot in Bremer Bay, premiered at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in September.
Feature film Blueback, shot in Bremer Bay, premiered at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in September. Blueback, based on Tim Winton’s best-selling novel, is about Abby, a girl in an ocean-loving family, who relishes skindiving and befriends a blue groper she encounters on her dives off WA’s south coast.
Blueback is directed by Robert Connolly and stars internationally-acclaimed Australian actors Mia Wasikowska, Radha Mitchell and Eric Bana, as well as Western Australians Clarence Ryan and Eddie Baroo.
It is one of three Western Australian productions to screen at TIFF, alongside Mystery Road: Origin and Sweet As. Western Australia stands tall at TIFF, providing three of the five Australian productions to screen at the event, highlighting the state’s strong performance as a filming destination.
We liaised with the producers of Blueback as we have with previous Great Southern productions such as Breath, Rams, H is for Happiness and Itch. Hosting screen production in the region contributes to economic activity and promotes our regional attractions to international audiences.
Blueback starts screening in Australian cinemas on 1 January 2023. Watch the trailer here.