Clunes to star in new television series

Picnic at Hanging Rock was filmed in Clunes in 2017.
Picnic at Hanging Rock was filmed in Clunes in 2017.

Clunes will feature on the big screen once again as a new production is filmed in the small township next week. 

The filming comes just months after the town’s appearance in both Foxtel’s production of Picnic at Hanging Rock and the big budget remake of The True Story of the Kelly Gang.

The six part television series, Bloom, will feature the likes of Bryan Brown, Jackie Weaver, Ryan Corr, Terry Norris and Anne Charleston.

The series, produced by Playmaker Bloom SPV Pty Ltd Productions and the STAN Network, centers on the idyllic country town of Mullan (Clunes), where a plant appears with the power to restore youth.

Location manager Nicci Dillon said in a filming notification distributed in the town that the company would film both interior and exterior scenes along Fraser Street from Tuesday September 4 until Thursday September 6. 

The street will be closed to road traffic from 6am to 6pm on these days, although it will continue to be open to pedestrian traffic, which will be controlled by pedestrian controllers. 

“Fraser Street will be our main playing area when we are in town and we will be filming scenes up and down the street during our visit,” she said. 

“We understand the enormity and inconvenience of our requests and will do our utmost to keep any disruption due to our presence to a minimum and we extend our thanks to the community for your support and patience with our television production.”

The production will bring a cast and crew of more than 100 people to the township, who will stay, eat and buy from the town’s businesses. 

More to come.