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MR. DUNSTAN WEBB'S PROJECT.
That the "society" story of the film Is foreign to Australia's typical life Is the argument of Mr. Dunstan Webb, producer of Australian films, who is now In Brisbane to take what are known in the trade as "exteriors" for a racing film which he proposes to make. "I 'have never attempted to make a picture with society stuff in it," he told a "Courier" representative yesterday, "because," he added, "it Is practically impossible to do so in this country, and at the same time to pre- serve the characteristics of Australia and her people." We have a natural background In racing, mining, and out- door stories, he says, and with such material to work on he could not bring himself to produce anything but the plot, which reflects the virility of the out-of-doors. In fact, he has firmly made up his mind that he will not be responsible for placing in the British Isles, which he hopes to make his chief market, films which misrepresent the
true Australia. He will be in Brisbane, for about a month, making arrange- ments for "shooting" the scenes of his new film, but the work itself will not be completed for about two months, and he will travel to other parts of the State in his quest for suitable
Mr. Webb wrote and produced "Tall Timbers," the first Australian film to be distributed in Great Britain under the British quota. It is now being screened in Great Britain. The film was produced on the North Coast of New South Wales, and after receiving encouraging criticisms of it, Mr. Webb decided to send it to England. It was despatched with "For the Term of his Natural Life," in which film Mr. Webb had the role of Captain Frere. The reception of his picture has spirited him to other efforts in film production, and he is hopeful that the one which he is about to make in Queensland will also meet with success He speaks en- thusiastically of the climatic and gen- eral conditions, which favour his work in this State, and stresses the fact that it is to be an all-Queensland film.