Buried secret unlocks Chinese film opportunity for Queensland


Dangerous spiders buried for 2000 years will come to life in The Nest 3D, the latest international co-production to shoot in Queensland.

Premier and Arts Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk said the Arclight Films feature was due to start filming in October at Village Roadshow Studios and on location in South East Queensland.

“The Nest 3D will spend more than $10 million in Queensland on physical production and will employ 150 Queenslanders,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

The Premier said the filmmakers were drawn to Queensland because of the state’s growing reputation for excellence in filmmaking, the Village Roadshow Studios, and the excellent post-production capabilities.

“Queensland’s world-class crew, facilities and diverse locations, along with our technical expertise are gaining respect both here at home and internationally,” she said.

The Nest 3D, written and to be directed by Kimble Rendall, begins with the discovery of a mummified Chinese Emperor.

Kimble Rendall previously worked in Queensland as director for Bait 3D which was Australia’s most commercially successful film in 2012 and which broke all records in China for an independent film.

Screen Queensland Chief Executive Officer Tracey Vieira said The Nest 3D would continue to build the Queensland industry.

“The Nest 3D will also provide skills development for four Queensland film practitioners, giving them a big step forward in their career development,”
Ms Vieira said.

“We welcome The Nest 3D as the latest production to film in Queensland.”

Arclight Films has offices in the USA, Australia, China and Canada and is one of the world’s leading international sales companies for theatrical, television and home video. Arclight Films has sold over 150 motion pictures including the Best Picture Oscar® winner Crash, international hit Wolf Creek and Australian box office hit Paper Planes.

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