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FILM PRODUCTION.

Local Activity^

? To undertake preliminary filming in the picture ..'Down TJnder,'V which/. is to be ''produced in ' Western- Australia for. the . British ifilnr -market, a- .party of

film-producers left by the Kalgoorlie es press^forilaverton .last night. ' ,'The party includes Mr. Harry Southwell, pro-, ducer; Mr. Lawson .Weir, manager; Commander Connolly, producer's ; assis tant; -Mr. 'Herbert Millard; Masters Lean and .Southwell; and tMrs... 'South well.. Messrs. Pereival and Qi'ff Thomas, photographers, will join the party later at Kalgoorlie. ? ?? Mr. Southwell stated last :night that, at . the Wvitation of Messrs. .Wood and Porter, the :? cattle scenes', and ? outback portion, of the. film would be produced on : Erlistoun Station. ' '!The film,' he addedj i'will be the first 6,000ft. picture. even# produced in ' Western Australia. A trottiuig raceVwillbe featured in'tHepicr ture, and on our return to. Perth, .we shall be ;busily engaged in . the construc tion- .of j working models.- Taraire, the Australian long distance pacing champion, has. been kindly, loaned. by Mr. J. Shaw; ?while .«evcral others jhave offeredMhe services of their hqrees, to present- a, thrilling trotting: spectacle. The. company' will- work at -Mundaring- for.'other . out- door. locatioDs,xwhile the interior sets will be erected at White €ity. I am conT fident . that ?with-, the .keen co-operation apd. enpport 'wf .have- re'cei.ve'd, tli.e pro duction 'will ;, be an'unquaUfied ? success.'

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