Outback from the air. Film Locations Esperance
Film Locations Esperance

Imagine That

by Ian Brodie· October 19, 2021· in · 0 comments
In partnership with Screenwest and Goldfields-Esperance Development Commission, Ian Brodie Consulting has worked on showcasing the incredible landscapes and people of the region, through two film guides; Imagine That and On Location. Both documents offer a snapshot for filmmakers and visitors alike to connect with the stories and sites special to this part of the world. Imagine That is a Location Guide of the region from Hopetoun to Coolgardie, highlighting all the sites in the region that are a filmmaker's dream. It includes location information such as climate and drive times, local government contacts and a visual journey throughout the distinct sub-regions in the vast Goldfields-Esperance area. On Location is a filmography of productions already shot in the region, including both high profile feature films like Son of a Gun and grassroots hits like Desert Collectors and international favourite Aussie Gold Hunters. See the region's sites on your screen! This partnership also involved mentoring a photographer from the region and Jayde Guest from Esperance was chosen. The brief from Screenwest and GEDC was reasonably broad. Travel the region, devlop your own itinerary, look for film locations that could be utilised, photograph them and then create two PDF guides. What a great 8 days we had together travelling from Hopetoun in the south to Kalgoorlie in the north, […]
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This is the first official enhanced e-book created for a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Published in conjunction with Norway Communicated and Vestfold-Telemark County.    Featuring an exclusive Foreword by Dr. Mechtild Rössler (Director of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre and the Heritage Division), she described the book as 'beautifully crafted and meticulously researched'.   Description;   The world was coming to a crossroads, and many were concerned. As the world population began to boom during the course of the 1800s, the scientific question began to circulate – how long would the world population survive on current food supply production?    To answer that challenge, it was just over a century ago in Norway that a major transformation took place. During the course of just a short decade, power plants, factories, transport systems and company towns were created. The urgent and immediate goal - producing enough mineral fertiliser to increase world food production.    This is the story of the UNESCO Rjukan-Notodden Industrial Heritage Site.    250 pages of interactivity, videos, 1000+ photos, historical documentation, human-interest essays, facts, figures, innovative technology, architecture, trains, ships, design, and more - all colourfully presented in this state-of-the-art eBook. Available in English and Norwegian, Android […]
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Rams
Welcome to Mount Barker I am pleased to share with you my latest film tourism project, The Rams Film Location Guidebook, produced for ScreenWest. The film Rams has been a favourite both in Australia and New Zealand since its release late last year. It is also available on various digital platforms. Rams received major production investment from Screen Australia, Screenwest, Lotterywest and the Western Australian Regional Film Fund. Roadshow Films distribute Rams throughout Australia and New Zealand with worldwide sales through WestEnd Films. Film tourism is an important part of screen production and this project provides a cost effective and efficient way to further promote both the film and the region. I would like to thank ScreenWest and the production company for the opportunity to both create this publication and the time spent on set as Unit Stills Photographer. Please click on the link below to read the guide - may you enjoy this journey into rural Western Australia via the magic of film.  From ScreenWest Screenwest worked with photographer Ian Brodie, the Great Southern Development Commission and the producers of Western Australian Feature Film RAMS to create a legacy for the local community. Filmed in Mount Barker, feature film Rams has […]
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H is for Happiness

H is for Happiness

by Ian Brodie· May 26, 2020· in · 0 comments
I am delighted to be able to share my first screen tourism guide in Western Australia. Created in conjunction with ScreenWest and the Great South West Development Commission, this guide showcases the locations used in the feature film H is for Happiness which was released in May 2020.
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The Wild Telemark

by Ian Brodie· October 21, 2019· in · 0 comments
Upper Telemark – the Wild Telemark - was Norway’s ‘Wild West’, full of mystery, music and fairy tales, a place of astounding beauty - and now, the most unique film locations found anywhere. Your hosts, the municipalities of Notodden, Tinn and Hjartdal, together with the educational organisasjon DKS Telemark invite you to explore the wild nature, World Heritage, hidden valleys and hear the legendary stories to be told to you. Hundreds of photos, videos, 180/360 panoramas with detailed information for filmmakers, tourists – and a media portal for students in Norwegian.
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Sygard Grytting

Sygard Grytting

by Ian Brodie· April 15, 2019· in · 0 comments
Sygard Grytting in Winter Key Brief   This award-winning property has been in the Grytting family for over 700 years. Located in the Gudbrandsdalen Valley of Norway (about an hours drive from Lillehammer), Sygard Grytting is a step back in time, this historic farm hotel is one of the country’s oldest wooden hotels, with buildings dating back to the Middle Ages, some of Norway’s best preserved from this time.   I have worked with Stig and Hilde twice before, capturing images of the hotel in summer but this time they wanted to showcase the beauty of the property during a Norwegian winter. Elements required were;   Aerial images of property. Additional internal images of rooms. Key outdoor images showcasing the courtyard and family hospitality.   These clients are fantastic to work with and they are so happy to provide all the extra props required along with excellent creative ideas. This work was created over a 24 hour period on site and then five days processing back home. In the Middle Ages the hotel served as a ‘halfway house’ for travellers heading into the mountains. The term ‘halfway house’ means literally halfway into your journey, and travellers would have stayed only one night. During […]
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Rams

by Ian Brodie· October 22, 2018· in · 0 comments
Rams I am delighted to be unit stills photographer for the motion picture Rams, filming in the Mount Barker region of Western Australia. It's my first visit to this part of the great southern and I am in love with both the landscape and friendly welcoming locals. This page will be updated with images as they are released by production. The film is slated for a release in 2019.   More Information Sam Neill and Michael Caton play estranged brothers and farmers forced to work together after a crisis hits their farms in comedy drama “RAMS.” The project is an English-language adaptation of the Icelandic movie of the same name that won best film in Un Certain Regard at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. Jeremy Sims directs, reuniting him with Caton (“The Castle”) after the pair worked together on “Last Cab to Darwin.” The original picture was written and directed by Grimur Hakonarson. It was set and filmed in his native Iceland. Production started Monday on the Australia-set version, which is shooting in Western Australia’s Great Southern region. The film follows two brothers on adjoining sheep farms, played by Neill (“Jurassic Park”) and Caton. The siblings have not spoken for 40 […]
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Film Rjukan

by Ian Brodie· September 30, 2018· in · 0 comments
Key Brief Create a website to promote filming in the Rjukan region of Norway. The Film Rjukan website was created in conjunction with Norway Communicates. Utilising imagery from the Ian Brodie Photo library, this multi faceted website incorporates text from Norway Communicates in a partnership with the council and tourism office in Rjukan. Design and implemetation by Ian Brodie Consulting. Visit Website Partners
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Espedalen

by Ian Brodie· April 17, 2018· in · 0 comments
Espedalen Travelling through Espedalen is a beautiful journey in a lush cultural landscape, ranging from lowlands with picturesque farms to vast open mountain plateaus. This is where the moose roam, and the chances of meeting this king of the forest are good. There are numerous cultural experiences to be enjoyed along the route, such as herb gardens, the potholes at Helvete, nickel mines, horseback riding and local beer from Norway’s only mountain brewery. Espedalen has retained its natural character, and is often referred to as our ‘friendly wilderness’. The natural attractions are many, and the valley is the gateway to Jotunheimen from the east. It is the perfect starting point for hikes, and is ideal for less experienced walkers and others who prefer gentle mountain terrain. At the bottom of the valley you will find Espedalsvatnet, a 13 km-long lake.    To stay in the Espedalen Valley at these properties is the opportunity to experience both Norwegian hospitality and amazing scenery in one location. StayDalseter Mountain HotelThis welcoming family-run hotel was rebuilt in 1964 after a devastating fire. Formerly a lodge before it was rebuilt as a hotel, it was originally designed by the grandfather of the current owner. His […]
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Eurostop

by Ian Brodie· August 16, 2017· in · 0 comments
Images for Eurostop,  a group of cafes and accommodation in Norway. Some great opportunities to use black and white to highlight the Norwegian design.
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Hunderfossen

by Ian Brodie· August 16, 2017· in · 0 comments
Hunderfossen Family Park is one of Norway's biggest tourist attractions, with over 275,000 visitors each summer. The park is known as the fairy-tale Park in Norway. The Winter Park offers entertainment in the winter time and includes Scandinavia’s southernmost snow hotel and a beautiful ice cathedral, which is perfect to celebrate a wedding. Midsummer the show “The Night of the Trolls” takes place on 16 evenings in July in the Family Park. Hunderfossen Family Park in Lillehammer, has more than 60 rides for the whole family - including The Fairy Tale ship, the popular toddler area with many exciting activities for children, "The Little Prince" in 4-D, "Waterfall" at the Energy Centre, Tractor path where small and large drive tractors together through enjoyable experiences on the farm, Trollfallet - and the princess in the tower, rafting in frothing rapids, pool areas with water slides, electric karts, height rope course and slot car racing for big and small.   The client brief from the Hunderfossen marketing team was simple. We love your images, please spend the day with us, walk, ride, have fun and capture your idea of the park through your lens.  
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Birkebeinerspelet

by Ian Brodie· March 10, 2017· in · 0 comments
In February 2017 the first Birkebeinerspelet took place at Mesna Activities and Accommodation. The culmination of twelve months planning, it was very pleasing to see 2000 people attend this event held over three evenings.
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