Residents of Noyea Riverside Retirement Village are preparing to be stars of the silver screen, after a short film was shot at the Mount Warren Park community last week.
Bent3Land Productions held a casting session and shoot at the village for its latest production, Typecast.
Typecast was written by Helen Morrison and Brett Davis, creators of the landmark 2018 documentary, Wik vs Queensland.
The story centres on a group of older actors who refuse to be typecast and thus make their own film.
RetireAustralia’s Community and Business Development Coordinator, Amanda Fox, said the shoot was a fantastic opportunity for residents to enjoy a taste of being film stars.
“Everyone is delighted that the village is a part of this exciting project,” she said.
“We can’t wait to see the finished product.”
The film was chosen as one of eight winners of the Queensland Government’s inaugural B.OLD short film competition and was developed and produced with the assistance of the Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors.
Filmmakers were invited to submit scripts for three- to five-minute short films that challenge audiences’ traditional views on ageing.
The Queensland Government said the competition is designed to stimulate conversations about ageism and raise awareness of the concept of age-friendly communities.
Noyea Riverside, overlooking the picturesque Albert River, is known for its well-appointed, brick villas, welcoming atmosphere and active resident group.
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