When it comes to the film industry, Australia’s Gold Coast is your big screen destination of choice. Boasting a world of diverse locations, world-class film and television production facilities, award winning crew, a comprehensive network of experienced film service companies and cutting edge technology, the Gold Coast has it all.
Our wide range of diverse and accessible locations allows for almost any landscape to be replicated within the Gold Coast region. From beautiful beaches and national parks to hinterland retreats, sun bleached sand dunes, city or county backdrops, cane fields and sub-tropical rainforests. The Gold Coast can offer you diversity and accessibility not available in most parts of the world. Most recently, Warner Bros’ Aquaman, Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok and Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales utilised the Gold Coast’s enviable natural locations.
Village Roadshow Studios
The Gold Coast is home to Village Roadshow Studios − a world-class film and television production venue comprising of nine Sound Stages, three water tanks, ten production offices, editing suites, wardrobe, makeup, construction, paint and carpentry shops. All Sound Stages are equipped with current industry standard facilities including air conditioning, extraction fans, steel grids and catwalks.
The Studios currently boasts Australia’s largest Sound Stage which sits at 3,716m2 / (40,000 sq. ft.) and one of the biggest water tanks in the Southern Hemisphere. The tank, which holds six million litres of water, can be used for both surface and underwater sequences and has been occupied by a number of big-name films including Warner Bros’ Aquaman starring Jason Momoa and Columbia Pictures’ The Shallows starring Blake Lively.
The Gold Coast has a large film industry with a crew base of both nationally and internationally recognised technicians. Catering for a diverse range of budgets, crews are multi-skilled, versatile, efficient and cover a wide variety of formats ranging from television series to feature films, movies of the week, pilots, documentaries and more.
Our enormous depth of crew includes production designers, cinematographers, costume designers, special effects supervisors, art directors, stunt coordinators, unit production managers, key gaffers, key grips, construction managers, transport captains, makeup and hair supervisors plus many more.
Funding and Support
Recognising strength in film production, the City of Gold Coast has a Film Attraction Program to assist companies to film in the city. The City of Gold Coast works in partnership with key industry stakeholders Screen Queensland and Village Roadshow Studios, to provide the finest conditions for producers, directors, casting and crew. To be eligible for the Film Attraction Program, production companies must spend a minimum AU$1.5 million on the Gold Coast.
The Australian Federal Government and Queensland State Government also offer incentive programs for screen production attraction. These programs are administered through Screen Australia and Screen Queensland. The State Government (through Screen Queensland) provides incentives in a range of areas including; development investment, locations and scouting assistance, production investment, Revolving Film Finance Fund (RFFF), International Co-productions and Queensland Payroll Tax Rebate.
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Kong: Skull Island
Guardians of the Tomb
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
The Railway Man
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
The House of Wax
H20: Just Add Water I-III
Mako: Island of Secrets I-II
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