Australian singer Delta Goodrem will star in romantic feature film Love is in the Air - a Screen Queensland-backed production currently filming in the Whitsundays.
Produced by Brisbane-based Jaggi Entertainment, Goodrem will lead the cast as Dana Randall, a seaplane pilot flying in the tropics who finds herself falling for the man sent to sink her business (played by Joshua Sasse).
According to Screen Queensland CEO Courtney Gibson, the production will be made entirely in Queensland with the support of the Screen Finance program and the Post, Digital and Visual Effects (PDV) Incentive.
“We are proud to provide end-to-end support for this latest production by Jaggi Entertainment — a Logie and AACTA-nominated company, whose Queensland creations have been hits for industry leaders such as Disney and Hallmark, and topped global Netflix charts,” Gibson said.
“From the first day on set to the last day in the editing suite, Love is in the Air willgenerate approximately $2.25 million for the state economy and 70 jobs for Queensland cast and crew.”
For Queensland, Love is in the Air joins a line up of productions filmed in the state’s northern regions including Stan Original series Black Snow and Universal Pictures’ Ticket to Paradise - both of which were filmed in and around the Whitsundays.
“Screen Queensland’s Regional Incentive was created to ensure the benefits of screen production reach communities right across the state, particularly for businesses operating in accommodation, catering, transport, tourism and more,” added Gibson.
Love is in the Air is Goodrem’s first major appearance in a feature film since 2005’s Hating Alison Ashley where she starred as the titular character.
The singer is of course no stranger to the cameras though, having been a recurring character on long-running Australian soap opera Neighbours in addition to her many appearances on Australian televised talent shows as a judge.
Goodrem said she was excited to be back on set for Love is in the Air.
“I feel incredibly fortunate to be shooting here in the Whitsundays, we’ve been made to feel so welcome by the local community,” Goodrem said.
“I’m enjoying being back on set, portraying a go-getter like Dana and I’m looking forward to sharing the film with audiences.”
Joining Goodrem in the cast of Love is in the Air is Roy Billing (Underbelly, Jack Irish) and comedian Steph Tisdell (Total Control, Class of ’07). The film is directed by Adrian Powers (Forbidden Ground, A Royal in Paradise).
Member for Mulgrave Curtis Pitt MP said the push for regional filming in the state’s northern regions was being backed by significant investment from the Queensland Government in programs and facilities.
“While the rollout of the $4 million North Queensland Regional Program is delivering initiatives to upskill creative talent from Townsville to the Torres Strait, we are about to start construction on the $12.6 million Screen Queensland Studios, Cairns,” Pitt said.
“This is the fourth production that Jaggi Entertainment has brought to the north after Netflix smash This Little Love of Mine and teen series Dive Club, which demonstrates how this new facility is set to reinforce and grow existing demand for filming in our northern regions.”
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