JOINT RELEASE - Member for Bonner - New blockbuster set to head down under
9 February 2019
Live action feature film Monster
Problems is the latest set to film on Australian shores this year, thanks
to a $7.7 million boost through the Morrison Government’s Location Incentive.
The film stars Dylan O’Brien and is directed by Michael Matthews.
Monster Problems is a coming-of-age tale about a young
man living in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by monsters. It will be filmed in Queensland in the
first half of this year.
Minister for Communications and the Arts
Mitch Fifield said the film will inject new foreign investment into the
“This project will create more than 700
new jobs and directly benefit over 220 local businesses, including making use
of Australia’s world-class visual effects studios,” Minister Fifield said.
Member for Bonner Ross Vasta said the
production will be the first to use the new Screen Queensland Studios opened in
the electorate last week, and will cement Queensland’s reputation as a premier
“We are committed to supporting major productions
in Australia so our local cast and crew have the opportunity to work on large
sets and learn from global industry experts,” Mr Vasta said.
Lee Rosenthal, President of Physical Production for Paramount Pictures,
said: “We had a truly exemplary experience filming Dora the Explorer in
Queensland last year, and are delighted to continue this symbiotic relationship
with Australia, the Queensland community and the Australian Government.”
Season 4 of the live action drama series
Preacher will be filmed in Victoria in the first half of 2019 also
thanks to Government support through the new Location Incentive. The production
will receive an additional $8.6 million to film in Australia. It is the largest
budget series to shoot in Victoria in a decade.
The Government’s Location Incentive
complements the Location Offset, providing an increase in the offset rate from
16.5% to 30% for eligible large budget international productions that film in
For more information visit: www.arts.gov.au/australian-screen-production-incentive
Authorised by Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield, Liberal Party of Australia, Parliament House, Canberra.