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Thriller feature film Bad Girl will begin filming in Perth at the end of the month.

Culture and the Arts Minister John Day said the ScreenWest supported production is the latest in a string of feature films set to shoot in the State.

“Seven feature films are set to be shot in Western Australia in the next six months, along with multiple documentary projects. This is fantastic news for the local industry,” Mr Day said.

A female-led thriller, Bad Girl is the debut feature film for WA producer Tenille Kennedy.

In 2013, Tenille was selected by Screen Producers Australia for its highly coveted Ones to Watch program. Last year she co-produced three chapters of The Turning, the compendium feature film based on Tim Winton’s best-selling novel; and was associate producer on ABC telemovie An Accidental Soldier.

The four-week shoot will take place in the Swan Valley, Kalamunda and Serpentine areas, and will employ a 40 strong crew, including 35 West Australians.

“The film will advance not only Tenille’s career, but many of the young crew. ScreenWest’s work in attracting and supporting productions in WA is creating local jobs,” the Minister said.

The story follows bad girl Amy, who has to fight for her adoptive parents when her new best friend Chloe tries to take her place in the family.

Other projects to be filmed in Western Australia include science fiction feature film OtherLife to be shot in Perth, and Jasper Jones and Breath which will be filmed in the State’s South-West.

Fact File

  • Bad Girl is produced by Steve Kearney (My Mistress, Oddball), Bruno Charlesworth (Good Vibrations, The Craic) and Tenille Kennedy (The Turning)
  • Written and directed by Fin Edquist (Blinky Bill, Maya the Bee)
  • Stars Sara West (Anzac Girls), Samara Weaving (Mystery Road, Out of the Blue, Home and Away), Felicity Price (The Gift, Wish You Were Here, Outside In) and Ben Winspear (The Babadook, Breeding in Captivity, Loveless, A Place To Call Home)

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Posted 17 August 2015

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