/News 13.12.23

Ron Howard returns to Australia for new project Eden

Filming is underway in Queensland, Australia for Imagine Entertainment and AGC Studios’ feature film Eden, directed by Ron Howard.

The survival thriller is the second Ron Howard project to be made on the Gold Coast since it substituted for lush northern Thailand in the 2022 release Thirteen Lives. For Eden, the Gold Coast was chosen as an ideal double for the sub-tropical and semi-arid Galapagos Islands. Filming primarily on location, the production is also utilising facilities at Village Roadshow Studios.

“I have always been impressed with the professionalism and creative spirit of the Australian film community. My experience with our Queensland crew on Thirteen Lives only confirmed that and more. I’m thrilled with the opportunity to bring Eden to Queensland and continue the collaboration.”  

Ron HowardDirector, Eden

Together with the Federal Government’s Location Incentive, Eden is supported by the Queensland Government via Screen Queensland’s Production Attraction Strategy as well as the Gold Coast Film Commission’s Screen Attraction program.

Tallebudgera Creek, Image courtesy of Destination Gold Coast

“It’s exciting to continue our incredible creative partnership with Screen Queensland and all the exceptional talent here in Australia,” explains Karen Lunder, Producer at Imagine Entertainment.

Eden is written by Noah Pink (Tetris) and produced by Imagine Entertainment’s Ron Howard, Brian Grazer and Karen Lunder; AGC Studios’ Stuart Ford; and Bill Connor and Patrick Newall. Cast stars Jude Law (The Talented Mr Ripley, Sherlock Holmes, Nest), Ana de Armas (Blonde), Vanessa Kirby (Pieces of a Woman, Napoleon), Daniel Brühl (All Quiet on the Western Front) and Sydney Sweeney (The White Lotus, Euphoria).

Film in Queensland

For more information about Screen Queensland incentives, studios and locations, contact: 

Naomi Wenck
Head of Production Attraction, Screen Queensland
+61 7 3248 0500 
[email protected]