Updated: Apr 8
The Queensland Premier announced yesterday that a movie is to filmed in the Whitsundays in late 2021.
This is an exciting development, although it will by no means be the first TV show or movie to be made in this part of Australia (some of which are listed here). One of the more recent movies (partly) filmed in the area was 'Unbroken'.
"Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk today announced the romantic comedy that brings Clooney and Roberts together again will be filmed exclusively in Queensland at the Whitsundays, the Gold Coast and in Brisbane.
“This is huge news for Queensland and further evidence of our global reputation as the place to be for TV and film production,” the Premier said.
“Ticket to Paradise will inject an estimated $32.7 million into the Queensland economy and create more than 1,000 jobs for local cast, crew and extras.”
Postscript 7 April 2023: I finally saw the movie, and sadly it's not that great. It took off slowly and without the lead actors it would have sunk without trace. By the time it finished it had won me around somewhat. I'm amazed how many Indonesian actors & extras they managed to find - and thumbs up for them, they did well. I think the thing that jarred me the most were the numerous fake or altered outdoor camera shots, which gave it a 'B' grade feel.