Producers Mel Shead, of Nedlands, and Roslyn Park chose the heritage site to make short film La Chienne Francaise, written by Shead and directed by Jordan Prince-Wright, with 35 crew and 50 cast members.
The story of an Australian soldier on his final journey back home after World War II ends is the most ambitious Park has attempted to bring to the screen.
�It is bigger than Ben Hur,� she said.
�Period films are the trickiest because of the costumes and props; locating World War II soldier costumes this close to Anzac Day was a challenge but it was amazing the props that people had.�
The film still needs support with costs such as public liability insurance, editing facilities, catering and festival entries. To donate, visit www.pozible.com/project/192120.