The Imperial Hotel will become a film set next week when a young screenplay writer Henry Young, gets to make a film.
Henry had written a screenplay and entered it into the Metro Screen short film competition. He wasn’t the winner, but the film company was impressed with his entry, so they told him to “go and work on it”.
After some editing and work on “his work”, Henry re-submitted his screenplay, which the company liked.
Thus, Henry has invited Bingara people, preferably between the ages of 18 to 40 years, to be extras “as patrons” in his film.
Filming will take place at the Imperial Hotel over Sunday, and Monday and Tuesday, July 8 and 9 and, if necessary, Tuesday 10. Colourful clothing will be the order of the day, and Henry has asked that those who are “extras” not wear black, grey or navy clothing.
“Those colours will not be allowed on camera,” Henry said.
The film will run for 12 to 15 minutes, and filming will also take place around some rural dirt roads in the area, and maybe the Delungra service station.
Actors, Rick Hutton, Nick Hutton and Jessica Russell-Davies all have speaking roles in the film.