Kalamunda provides backdrop for award-winning short film The Hunt

On set in Kalamunda for the filming of The Hunt.
On set in Kalamunda for the filming of The Hunt.

AN award-winning film about a distant son attempting to reconnect with his father by going on a hunt for a beast that no one believes exists was filmed in Kalamunda.

The 15-minute family drama has screened at a series of film festivals including Melbourne Underground and Silicon Beach Film Festival in California.

Bassendean director Adrian Prospero said the City of Kalamunda helped source and recommend filming locations for the movie including Bickley, Jorgenson Park and Hainault Winery.

“In the film distant son Lincoln must convince his father Dominic he is hunting for an animal he saw 40 years that doesn’t exist,” he said.

“Having been away for a long time, Lincoln struggles to understand and connect with his father so he decides to accompany his father on the hunt in the hope of convincing him it is all in his head.”

The Hunt earned the Best Australian Film Award at the Canadian World International Film Festival and was also a finalist at the New York Film Awards.

City of Kalamunda Mayor John Giardina said the City was a film-friendly location keen to offer their support to the professional film and television industry.

“The City created Film Kalamunda to assist directors and crews wishing to make films in WA,” he said.

“We have a no-hassle approach to helping the film industry to find great locations.

“Our film locations gallery has been carefully compiled to showcase the wide range of film opportunities available within the area, both private and public, including a selection of roads ideal for tracking shots.

“We see the creation of films in Kalamunda as an opportunity to highlight what a beautiful and diverse part of the work this is, with positive economic and tourism benefits.”