Depp puts Cleveland on filming map

Johnny Depp meets some of the Cleveland residents who flocked to Raby Bay VMR this morning as filming continued on the next Pirates of the Caribbean movie. PHOTO: KAYLYNN LUDWIG

Johnny Depp meets some of the Cleveland residents who flocked to Raby Bay VMR this morning as filming continued on the next Pirates of the Caribbean movie. PHOTO: KAYLYNN LUDWIG

Security guards at the entrance of the film compound at Raby Bay VMR, where mega star Johnny Depp was on Tuesday morning before boarding a boat for filming which is expected off Peel Island.

Security guards at the entrance of the film compound at Raby Bay VMR, where mega star Johnny Depp was on Tuesday morning before boarding a boat for filming which is expected off Peel Island.

A chopper, with cameras strapped to the front, arrives at Raby Bay VMR after taking aerial shots of the Dying Gull, which was docked in Raby Bay Harbour on Monday.

A chopper, with cameras strapped to the front, arrives at Raby Bay VMR after taking aerial shots of the Dying Gull, which was docked in Raby Bay Harbour on Monday.

Super star Johnny Depp has followed in the footsteps of A-list celebrity Angelina Jolie and chosen Cleveland to film parts of his latest Pirates of the Caribbean blockbuster.

Depp, dressed in character as the inimitable Captain Jack Sparrow, wowed a small crowd outside the VMR at Raby Bay just after 8am.

Onlookers could not believe it when the 51-year-old chatted and joked with kids before heading off for a day of filming in and around Moreton Bay.

A few steps behind Depp was his body double also dressed as Captain Jack Sparrow and Martin Klebba, who plays pirate Marty in the movie.

The car park at Raby Bay VMR has been turned into a makeshift film holding yard with more than 20 large trucks and containers.

The stars and crew boarded a boat heading out into the bay to catch up to the Dying Gull, the 38ft single-mast boat that docked in Raby Bay Harbour over the weekend.

Helicopters were used to ferry crew to the boat, which is believed to be filming near Peel Island and Moreton Island's Tangalooma.

Crew could not have wished for a better day, with blue skies and a slight south-easterly wind. 

Ferries and the water taxi at Toondah Harbour have also been sequestered for the film crews.

Jolie filmed parts of her movie Unbroken, about the life of US Olympian and athlete Louis Zamperini, off Peel Island, where she was able to get shots of a life raft in open waters.

She was photographed getting into a car at Toondah Harbour where Redland City Council and the state government plan a major residential and commercial overhaul.   

The Dying Gull docked at Raby Bay Harbour, Cleveland, is being used in Johnny Depp's latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie being filmed near Peel Island off Cleveland.

The Dying Gull docked at Raby Bay Harbour, Cleveland, is being used in Johnny Depp's latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie being filmed near Peel Island off Cleveland.