Recent significant productions filmed in the Great Southern have all been based on works by Western Australian author Tim Winton. The four-time Miles Franklin award-winner spent his early teenage years living in Albany. The south coast has featured in his writing since his debut novel An Open Swimmer in 1982.
Simon Baker’s feature film Breath is the most recent production filmed in the Great Southern and is due for release in 2018. Breath is based on Winton’s novel of the same name, which earned the author his fourth Miles Franklin Award.
The Turning was released in 2013. It is an anthology film featuring 18 directors, and is based on Winton’s volume of short stories. Scenes for the film were shot in the Great Southern.
Two series of Lockie Leonard episodes were released for television, screening in 2007 and 2010. Both series were filmed in Albany. The first series was directly based on Winton’s children’s books Lockie Leonard Human Torpedo, Lockie Leonard Scumbuster and Lockie Leonard Legend. The second series was developed as a follow-on.
(Photo courtesy Breath Films)
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