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Documentary to be filmed in Maranoa, extras wanted

A DOCUMENTARY maker is planning on making his way to the Maranoa to put the region’s history and tales on screen for all to see.

Writer and director Steve Malone wrote to mayor Tyson Golder on September 28, outlining the details of his ambitious film, the Maranoa Regional Council general meeting heard yesterday.

The two-part project will feature a history of the Roma to Injune Railway, to be produced for Injune Tourism, and tales of the Injune Railway, intended for public viewing.

Many of the actors are volunteers and locals will be sought after as extras over the course of the filming.

“When it is complete, I would like for the film to tour the Maranoa with screenings at local halls throughout the district,” Mr Malone wrote.

The filming process will involve setting up large sets throughout the region, including in Hibernian Hall.

During the council’s ordinary meeting on October 28, councillor Johanne Hancock asked whether there will be enough time for the crew to book out the hall, due to the large volumes of community groups that use it from week to week.

But ultimately, the resolution passed unanimously, with all nine councillors voting in favour of the resolution.

Fees for the hall will be waived and the council will distribute promotional material.


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