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This topic covers films shot in and around Melbourne starting with The Story of the Kelly Gang universally recognised as the world's first ever full-length feature film.



 Films Shot in Melbourne Films Shot in Melbourne
A search of IMDb Movie database in 2007 showed over 190 films have been shot in Melbourne including the world's first feature film The Story of the Kelly Gang filmed in Heidelberg and is generally thought to be the first ever narrative full-length feature film. Other well kno Read more..

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 All About Jack All About Jack
Love sex and the city and Marley and me? then All About Jack is for you. A naughty comedy show made in Victoria. Buy now on www.allaboutjack.com.au. All about Jack - a story of friendship, love, loss and one cute but naughty dog. Maddie is a sexually immature young art Read more..

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 Animal Kingdom Animal Kingdom
Set and filmed in Melbourne, award winning Animal Kingdom is a taut thriller set amidst the explosive world of a family addicted to crime, as experienced through the eyes of a naïve 17 year-old youth who enters their lair. It’s the Wild West, where criminals and police wage t Read more..

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 Australian Screen Australian Screen
View clips from Australian feature films, documentaries, TV programs, shorts, home movies, newsreels, advertisements, other historical footage, and sponsored films produced over the last 100 years, with curators’ notes and other information about each title. australianscreen Read more..

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 Big Mamma's Boy Big Mamma's Boy
The next big film out of Melbourne will be Big Mamma's Boy, a comedy about life, love and lasagna. If the Big Mamma's Boy Teaser video below is any guide, its going to be a smash hit.. Big Mamma’s Boy A romantic comedy, it stars Frank Lotito, Holly Valance, George Kapi Read more..

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 Charlotte's Web Charlotte's Web
Charlotte’s Web was filmed in Melbourne and surrounding Victorian locations for four months in 2005. Wilbur the pig is scared of the end of the season, because he knows he will end up on the dinner table. He hatches a plan with Charlotte, a spider that lives in his pen, to ens Read more..

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 Crackerjack Crackerjack
There has been a number of films named Crackerjack but the best was the 2002 Crackerjack shot in Melbourne starring Mick Molloy, Bill Hunter, Frank Wilson, Monica Maughan, John Clarke, Samuel Johnson, Judith Lucy and Tony Martin. We watch this fabulous Melbourne flick at least Read more..

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 Death in Brunswick (1991) Death in Brunswick (1991)
The film Death in Brunswick (also known as Nothing to Lose) was shot in Melbourne and remains one of the funniest Australian comedies. Sam Neill is fantastic – his comedic roles are few and far between, but his timing is immaculate. Carides is in one of her best roles – one ma Read more..

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 Flemington Station 1896 Flemington Station 1896
This is undoubtably, Australia's oldest footage given it was shot a few hours before the 1896 Melbourne Cup on Tuesday 3rd November 1896. VIDEO The video used to be available through YouTube but was removed and replaced with a Private Message. Footage from the video 'Li Read more..

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 Ghost Rider Ghost Rider
Some of the film Ghost Rider was filmed in Melbourne. Based on the Marvel character, stunt motorcyclist Johnny Blaze gives up his soul to become a hellblazing vigilante, to fight against power hungry Blackheart, the son of the devil himself. Credited cast: Nicolas Cage Read more..

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 Kenny Kenny
Kenny is a 2006 Australian mockumentary film starring Shane Jacobson as Kenny, a Melbourne plumber who works for plumbing company Splashdown. The film is shot entirely on location in the western suburbs of Melbourne, Sydney and Nashville, Tennessee in the United States of Amer Read more..

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 Love The Beast Love The Beast
Eric Bana’s directorial debut ‘Love The Beast’ is a 1974 Ford XB Falcon Coupe. Bana’s lesser known passion is racing. Beginning in his family garage in Melbourne, the story unfolds all the necessary components of a good love story: friendship, adversity and self-discovery. Read more..

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 Mad Max Mad Max
Mad Max was released in 1979 starring Mel Gibson followed by sequels Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior in 1981 and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome in 1985. All filming locations in the Mad Max films were shot in and around Melbourne. Many of the car chase scenes were filmed near the to Read more..

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 Melbourne Cup 1896 | Film Melbourne Cup 1896 | Film
Melbourne's oldest surviving films is the 1896 Melbourne Cup by Marius Sestier. This film from Australia’s audiovisual heritage online documents the 1896 Melbourne Cup horse race including footage of the crowd watching the race. Marius Sestier shot this film using a Lumiere Read more..

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 Melbourne | Early Footage Melbourne | Early Footage
One of the best sources of old Melbourne film footage comes from Gezza1967. Nore sure if this relates to Alex 'Jezza' Jesaulenko from Carlton in the 70's but he says he is interested in footage, film, photos and videos of the old Melbourne town he grew up in. Port Melbour Read more..

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 Patineur Grotesque | Earliest Surviving Film Patineur Grotesque | Earliest Surviving Film
Patineur Grotesque | 1896 | Marius Sestier Documentation held at the National Film and Sound Archive suggests this is Australia’s earliest surviving film believed to have been filmed by Marius Sestier in Sydney between 29 and 31 October 1896. This was prior to his recordin Read more..

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 Picnic at Hanging Rock Picnic at Hanging Rock
Picnic at Hanging Rock is a 1975 Australian film adaptation of the novel of the same name. It premiered at the Hindley Cinema Complex in Adelaide on 8 August 1975. It became one of the first Australian films to reach an international audience, and thus has an important place Read more..

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 Salaam Namaste - Bollywood in Melbourne Salaam Namaste - Bollywood in Melbourne
Bollywood in Melbourne Cosmopolitan and stylish Melbourne has provided the backdrop for India’s latest blockbuster Bollywood film Salaam Namaste. Salaam Namaste is the first Indian movie filmed entirely in Australia using various locations in Melbourne and regional Victoria Read more..

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 SOMEBODY, PEOPLE SOMEBODY, PEOPLE
MELBOURNE FEATURE FILM SOMEBODY, PEOPLE SELECTED FOR PRESTIGIOUS éQUINOXE SCREENWRITERS WORKSHOP IN NORWAY. MELBOURNE - TUESDAY 14 APRIL 2009: It has just been announced that the feature film SOMEBODY, PEOPLE with producer Lizzette Atkins, director Eddie Martin and screenwri Read more..

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 Spotswood Spotswood
The comedy film Spotswood was made in 1990-1991 and directed by Mark Joffe. With an incredible cast by today's standards, it included such well known names as Anthony Hopkins, Russell Crowe and Toni Collette. Spotswood is a funny, eccentric and affectionate film aboutn peop Read more..

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 The Castle The Castle
The Castle is one of the finest Australian films to come out of Melbourne. Is there a funnier film that typifies the Australian fighting spirit than The Castle? The Castle is a comedy about the Kerrigans, an (almost) ordinary Australian family, living beside an airport, who Read more..

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 The Pacific | Sequel a boon for Melbourne The Pacific | Sequel a boon for Melbourne
The Sunday Age reports casting has begun for the production of the multi-million dollar sequel to Steven Spielberg's acclaimed World War 2 series Band of Brothers. Titled "The Pacific" the 10-part series will have a budget of more than $150m making it the most expensive film Read more..

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 The Story of the Kelly Gang The Story of the Kelly Gang
Widely regarded as the world's first feature length film, The Story of Ned Kelly's 70 minute length was unprecedented when it was released in 1906. The film cost an estimated $2,250 and was filmed in St Kilda, Eltham, Greensborough, Heidelberg, Melbourne, Mitcham and Rosanna. Read more..

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 Tram People Down Under | DVD Tram People Down Under | DVD
Tram People Down Under is a 160 minute three-part video documentary produced in Melbourne now available on DVD. It is a heart-felt homage to our tramway workers and to the quintessential Melbourne icon - the tram. It shows the history of the Melbourne tram system told by the Read more..

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 Where the Wild Things Are Where the Wild Things Are
Where the Wild Things Are was filmed at Fox Studios and around Melbourne. Plot Outline: An adaptation of Maurice Sendak's classic children's story, where Max, a mischievous little boy, creates his own world - a forest inhabited by fabulous wild creatures who crown Max as thei Read more..

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