Where to get your Hollywood on in Victoria
To celebrate the 2019 Melbourne International Film Festival, we’re taking a tour of the Victorian movie locations immortalised on screen.
Fun fact: The world’s first-ever feature film didn’t hail from Hollywood or even Bollywood but from right here in Victoria. Filmed in 1906, The Story of the Kelly Gang was an hour-long epic sympathetic to the plight of Australia’s infamous bushranger.
Filmed in and around Heidelberg, then the rural outskirts of Melbourne, it was a hit upon its release, and the hindsight of 113 years shows it was a harbinger of more – much more – to come. Countless classics across a broad array of genres have been filmed in Victoria since.