News 25.01.21

LOCATION SPOTLIGHT: SOUTH AUSTRALIA



South Australian Film Corporation presents the world-renowned Flinders Ranges and Coober Pedy regions.

Dusty red roads, ancient mountain ranges, spectacular gorges and rugged moonscapes, the South Australian Outback has it all, and it’s just on state capital city Adelaide’s doorstep.


Zac Efron in Gold, Leigh Creek, Flinders Ranges, South Australia. Credit Matt Nettheim
Painted Desert, Coober Pedy, South Australia

Venture to the world-renowned Flinders Ranges or Coober Pedy regions and take in some of the oldest landscapes in the world that double as accessible, premier filming locations.

Painted Hills, Anna Creek Station, Coober Pedy, Wrightsair Scenic Flight,
Credit: South Australian Tourism Commission
Flinders Ranges, South Australia. Credit Tom Hoffie

Gold looks absolutely spectacular, the Flinders Ranges is an incredible landscape, and the town of Leigh Creek a perfect hub for accommodating cast and crew. In every direction, there are spectacular locations and finding the right locations for Gold was paramount to the visual style and to capturing a harsh yet picturesque landscape for a survival film.” 

Anthony Hayes, Director and Writer on Gold
Zac Efron BTS in Gold at Leigh Creek, South Australia. Credit Matt Nettheim
Josh Lawson as Kano and Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade in Mortal Kombat at Coober Pedy. Credit Mark Rogers

“I couldn’t be more impressed with the locations. I really don’t think we could have made (Mortal Kombat) as gritty and as authentic and as epic in visual scale anywhere else… I don’t know where else we would have found the locations we needed in Australia. Adelaide and South Australia are a filmmaker’s city and state – there is a history and a pedigree here, but it hasn’t been overshot, it hasn’t been over utilised, so it’s actually just sort of sitting here waiting to be harnessed for what it really has.”

Simon McQuoid, Director, Mortal Kombat
Mortal Kombat at Coober Pedy, South Australia. Courtesy of New Line/Warner Bros. Credit Todd Garner
Yvonne Stahvoski in Stateless, Port August, South Australia. Courtesy of New Line/Warner Bros. Credit Lisa Tomasetti

“Density and population size sets South Australia well apart from others and offers a distinct advantage both on and off the screen.  Well supported and welcomed by local communities, councils and government, an economy of scale puts more on the screen. South Australia offers epic settings from rugged and sublime coastal beaches, verdant hills and country, arid and remote deserts and towns.”

Paul Ranford, Producer, Stateless
James Cromwell in Operation Buffalo, Maralinga, South Australia. Credit Matt Nettheim
Martin Freeman and Simone Landers in Cargo, Flinders Ranges. Credit Matt Nettheim
BTS Wolf Creek Season 2, Flinders Ranges. Credit Sam Oster

South Australia offers international productions an excellent production base, showcasing diverse locations just a few miles from the capital city of Adelaide, outstanding incentives, state of the art facilities at the Adelaide Studios and world-class post-production and VFX companies.

Find out more about:

Julie Ryan
Production Executive
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