Local properties transformed into movie sets

LOCAL farm properties have been transformed into movie sets, with a film crew using the region to capture the story of a 19th century bushranger.

Regional filming of The Legend of Ben Hall wrapped up this week, with Trentham, Tylden, Spring Hill, Maldon, Lancefield and other nearby towns taking centre-stage. 

Co-producer Jessica Pearce said the team had scoped out the local region because of its vast beauty. 

She said the actors and a crew of 54-people had been working 10-hour days for months to get the filming completed.

Now they will start filming in a Melbourne studio. 

"We've captured some amazing footage and have been so lucky property owners have been so willing to let us use their properties," Ms Pearce said. 

"The landscape around here - it’s so beautiful and perfect for our script." 

The Legend of Ben Hall came about after a successful crowd-funding effort, with the team desperate to share the story of the conflicted bushranger. 

Hall was active in central west NSW near Forbes and Billabong Creek where he was eventually killed.

Legend has it that he was somewhat of a gentleman bushranger - not good nor bad, but almost two parts of a personality; one bent on crime, the other bent on being decent.

To support the film go to www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-legend-of-ben-hall-feature-film.

For more information on the film visit www.thelegendofbenhall.com

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