Film role gives Blue Waters peek we’ve always wanted

Lewy Finnegan made a welcome return to the WA Bodyboard Titles, winning the blue ribbon Open Men's division in style. Picture: Surfing WA/Woolacott
Lewy Finnegan made a welcome return to the WA Bodyboard Titles, winning the blue ribbon Open Men's division in style. Picture: Surfing WA/Woolacott

Written and directed by John V. Soto, the film stars Luke Hemsworth and Jonathan LaPaglia.

For decades, Perth residents have been driving past Blue Waters on Canning Highway in Como, admiring the Art Deco house but never stepping foot inside. Now the community will be able to see everything from the master bedroom to the pink bathroom, both of which will be featured in the film.

Blue Waters features as the home of the film’s hero, and the cast and crew of about 40 spent five days last week filming scenes from late afternoon to the early hours of each morning.

Blue Waters owner and The Reckoning associate producer David Cavanagh took the Southern Gazette on a behind-the-scenes tour and gave an insight into the work behind the film and the important part Blue Waters plays.

‘It’s a nice way for a heritage house to be recognised,’ he said. ‘The whole house has been transformed and it is amazing to see what it has become.’

Cavanagh explained that everything from the curtains to the pictures that hung on the walls had been carefully selected to be represented in the film, with the house looking like a Hollywood film set during production.