Western Australia’s recently launched Regional Film Fund will be putting money into a screen adapatation of Dirt Music, the Miles Franklin Award-winning novel by Tim Winton. Gregor Jordan, who gave us Two Hands and Buffalo Soldiers, is on directing duties.
The 2001 novel tells the story of Georgie, a woman living in a remote town in the Kimberley, and her relationship with a mysterious poacher. The film will shoot on various locations in the region, including Dongara and Port Denison.
Also being funded are Wonderful Unknown, a romance set in Broome, and an as-yet-untitled six part drama series set in the Kimberley cattle country, to be produced by Greer Simpkin and David Jowsey (Jasper Jones, Goldstone). Ben Elton’s music festival love story, Three Summers, is another production that has benefited from the fund.