Filming of Reef Break follows release of Tidelands series and Aquaman movie

MORE film crews are set to come to the Redlands – this time to shoot a major international crime drama called Reef Break.

FILMING: Crews set up to film Tidelands, starring Elsa Pataky, at the VMR base at Victoria Point last year. Photo: Cheryl Goodenough

FILMING: Crews set up to film Tidelands, starring Elsa Pataky, at the VMR base at Victoria Point last year. Photo: Cheryl Goodenough

It comes as viewers around the world have caught glimpses of North Stradbroke Island and Victoria Point in the Netflix series Tidelands.

The Redlands was also used as a location last year for the recently released Hollywood blockbuster Aquaman, the first season of Harrow and the mini-series Safe Harbour

It is understood that the Reef Break film crews will be in the city for just a day or two.

Reef Break is reported to be a three-episode straight-to-series production starring former Unforgettable and Without a Trace star Poppy Montgomery, who also executive produces the show.

Montgomery stars as Cat Chambers, a former thief who becomes a “fixer” for the governor of a fictional island.

​Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the movie would employ 75 per cent Queensland crew and opportunities for locals to upskill and create meaningful career pathways.

“Reef Break will spend approximately $41 million directly in Queensland,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

Redlands MP Kim Richards said it was exciting that the Redlands Coast was fast becoming a location hot spot for major productions.

“This unprecedented boom and pipeline of projects in Queensland’s screen industry supported by the Palaszczuk government pumps money back into the local economy and creates jobs,” Ms Richards said.

“I look forward to seeing the Redlands Coast once again playing a starring role in a major production.”

Film crews set up to shoot scenes for Tidelands at Victoria Point last year. Photo: Cheryl Goodenough

Film crews set up to shoot scenes for Tidelands at Victoria Point last year. Photo: Cheryl Goodenough

Reef Break had started filming at Village Roadshow Studios and on location on the Gold Coast.

Godzilla vs. Kong had also started filming on the Gold Coast.

“As well as Reef Break and Godzilla vs. Kong, there’s also Queensland-made crime drama Harrow, produced by Hoodlum Entertainment and supported by the Queensland government, which is filming its second series in Brisbane,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

“History, as well as television and movie magic is being made right here in Queensland.

“Never before has there been so much action happening in Queensland’s screen industry. It’s unprecedented.”

Ms Palaszczuk said the influx meant jobs for the local screen industry, money going into the local economy and Queensland being showcased to the world.