Three Summers: Peel Region to be backdrop for new Ben Elton film

Anthony Carna, Ben Elton and Samara Ransom.
Anthony Carna, Ben Elton and Samara Ransom.

THE Peel Region is inching closer to hosting its first feature film production with the Ben Elton film Three Summers to be shot in the Peel Region.

Local support has been strong with Peel Development Commission, Mandurah and Peel Tourism Organisation, Shire of Murray and City of Mandurah all getting on board.

Mandurah people and businesses are also getting behind the project including Anthony Carna from Mandurah Graphics.

“As a strong supporter of the arts, it is great to be involved in Three Summers and help ensure it is shot in the Peel Region,’’ he said.

“Ben and his team are also committed to bringing a benefit to the region and the idea of local internships for young people to gain work experience on a film set is a great opportunity.”

The Three Summers production team has signed an agreement with local charity The Makers to support the selection of five young people from the Peel region to be offered internships in such areas as construction/set design, costume design, lighting, production, direction, production accounts and camera.

Associate producer Mark Anderson said the aim of the film was to leave a lasting legacy for the region.

“We are working hard to secure the last of the funding and the support of the community to achieve this is essential,’’ he said.

“Local individuals and businesses involved in supporting the project will be thanked with an invitation to a day on the movie set, dinner with Ben Elton and the cast, an invitation to a private screening and recognition in the closing credits.

“Local people are also getting behind the project through taking a commercial interest and investing in the project.

“There are still several opportunities still available to do this.”

Anyone over 18 interested in an internship should contact Karen Lyons on 9581 4606.

To be involved in the project, contact Mark Anderson on 0484 081 329 or