The diverse locations of naturally wonderful Redlands Coast are set to be internationally recognised with feature film Monster Problems from Paramount Players, a division of Paramount Pictures, filming in the area this month.
Monster Problems, starring Dylan O’Brien (Bumblebee, Maze Runner), Jessica Henwick (Iron Fist, Game Of Thrones), Michael Rooker (The Walking Dead, Guardians of the Galaxy) and Ariana Greenblatt (Avengers: Infinity War, Stuck in the Middle), was brought to the state by the Queensland Government’s Production Attraction Strategy administered by Screen Queensland.
Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Redlands Coast had benefitted from Monster Problems being the first production to film in the new $12 million Screen Queensland Studios, based at Hemmant.
“Film-friendly Redlands Coast – with its naturally wonderful locations and close proximity to the new Screen Queensland Studios – is pleased to welcome more than 150 cast and crew of Monster Problems to the city during April,” Cr Williams said.
“Redlands Coast locations that will feature in Monster Problems include Mount Cotton and Alexandra Hills,” Cr Williams said.
Screen Queensland CEO Tracey Vieira said Paramount’s Monster Problems would create approximately 260 job opportunities for Queensland crew with additional days for cast and extras, and provide four attachment opportunities to train Queenslanders in areas of skills shortage.
“Attracting Monster Problems provides enormous direct economic benefits with the entire production on track to spend more than $29 million directly in Queensland and utilise hundreds of small businesses in the region spanning facilities, equipment purchases and rental suppliers, construction materials, transport, catering, make-up and equipment hire,” Ms Vieira said.
Cr Williams said Redland City Council was proud to be part of Screen Queensland’s Film-Friendly Pathways Program and was enjoying continued momentum with a growing number of productions choosing to film on location in the area.
Monster Problems is the latest addition to a growing list of productions that have filmed on Redlands Coast. Other noteworthy productions to have filmed on the Coast include Tidelands, Reef Break, Aquaman, Harrow (Seasons 1 and 2), Safe Harbour, Hoges, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Unbroken and The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader.