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Move over Byron Bay! Why Adelaide is Australia’s new Hollywood hotspot – as a slew of major productions kick off in the City of Churches










Hollywood has really come to Adelaide.

South Australia’s capital has recently become a new hotspot for A-list productions, with recently shot films like Mortal Kombat and Zac Efron’s Stan Original film Gold.

And it looks like Adelaide’s Hollywood gold rush has just started, as six major film productions are currently in production in the City of Churches, with over 400 local cast and crew.

Move over Byron Bay! Why Adelaide is Australia’s new Hollywood hotspot – as a slew of major productions kick off in the City of Churches. Pictured: Jamie Dornan, star of Adelaide filmed Stan series The Tourist

The Netflix series Gymnastics Academy: a second chance! shoot at the Adelaide Showground.

Elsewhere, the new Rolf De Heer movie The Mountain has just wrapped up shooting in the Flinders Ranges.

The vampire series Firebite starring Rob Collins and Yael Stone is currently being shot at Coober Pedy and the Adelaide film studios.

Local project: The vampire series Firebite starring Rob Collins and Yael Stone (pictured) is currently being shot at Coober Pedy and the Adelaide film studios

Local project: The vampire series Firebite starring Rob Collins and Yael Stone (pictured) is currently being shot at Coober Pedy and the Adelaide film studios

The Taryn Brumfitt documentary Embrace Kids is also set in the town.

ABC Kids series Beep and Mort is being produced in Adelaide, as well as the second season of the docu-series Aussie Snake Wranglers is also being produced in Adelaide.

There are also three major TV series in post production in South Australia.

Series: The Netflix series Gymnastics Academy: A Second Chance!  shoot at the Adelaide Showground.  Pictured: Cast of Gymnastics Academy: A Second Chance!

Series: The Netflix series Gymnastics Academy: A Second Chance! shoot at the Adelaide Showground. Pictured: Cast of Gymnastics Academy: A Second Chance!

These productions include HBO series The Tourist with Jamie Dornan, Netflix series MaveriX and season two of ABC children’s series First Day.

Adelaide-based digital effects company Rising Sun Pictures has also worked on several Hollywood blockbusters over the past year, including the new Marvel film Thor: Love and Thunder and Mortal Kombat.

Speaking to Adelaide Now on Sunday, Rising Sun Pictures boss Jennie Zeiher said the company has been busier than ever in the past year, despite the Covid pandemic.

“We have to keep the doors closed because we’ve just been too popular.”

Coming soon!  ABC Kids series Beep and Mort is produced in Adelaide.  In the photo: dolls from the show

Coming soon! ABC Kids series Beep and Mort is produced in Adelaide. In the photo: dolls from the show

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