Short film due to be filmed

FILM: Bradford Walton explains the shooting schedule for Redland based film The Five Moons of Pluto.
FILM: Bradford Walton explains the shooting schedule for Redland based film The Five Moons of Pluto.

Cleveland Film Company's short film 5 Moons of Pluto will be shot this month.

The filming was announced at a fund raiser held in May, which garnered interest in the fledgeling film company and its various projects.

Writer/director Bradford Walton said the company was a pioneer for the area, "beating a path not beaten before".

The company has various "planets in its system" including producing pilots for potential series, mentoring production, screenwriting and directing students, encouraging the use of the Redlands as a location and ultimately creating a production centre and setting a gold star standard for community film production.

"I want to produce movies in our own voice. You need to know how to tell a good story and we want to do that with world class production. Our motto is to film locally and screen globally," Mr Walton said.

Cr Peter Mitchell said he embraced the uniqueness of the company, saying he believed it would build tourism and stamp the Redlands as a film friendly destination.

"I like the ideals of the company. It epitomises small and community based business. You can't help but be energised by the enthusiasm, effort and vision," he said.

Macleay Island actress Val Lehman of Prisoner fame attended the event, saying she was thrilled and delighted with the company.

"Did you know that Australia had the first commercial film industry in the world?" she said.