Killer boar shooting begins in Kandanga for horror film
TIGHT security accompanied the start of filming in the heart of Kandanga on Monday for Sunshine Coast film director Chris Sun's latest project.
Film equipment, trucks, lighting and screens changed the appearance of the usually quiet Mary Valley town.
The movie Boar has been the subject of the rumour mill this past week, with celebrity sightings leaving Gympie residents guessing the film crew's whereabouts.
Actor Hugh Sheridan was seen at Gympie Central Shopping Centre last Friday, even donning an I Love Gympie Region hat for a The Gympie Times' photo.
Filming for the horror movie - Sun's second to be shot in the Gympie region following Charlie's Farm - centred on the Kandanga Hotel yesterday.
The call for extras was put out earlier this month, and a handful of lucky locals were chosen to take part on Monday.
Boar tells the story of a monstrous pig terrorising several backpackers before turning on the inhabitants of a small country town (Kandanga).
The villain is an eight-foot-tall, battle-worn boar with a taste for murder.
Meanwhile, the arrival of a film crew in the Valley has Gympie councillor and Mary Valley and tourism portfolio holder Julie Walker singing the project's praises.
"How exciting it is to have a feature film production company filming in our gorgeous Mary Valley," she said.
"The residents of this small country town are so enthused."