Making the TV series Camp has seen the US film crew shooting in various locations across the region. Pictured are producer Brett Popplewell with director of photography John Stokes on the set at Clarrie Hall Dam.
Making the TV series Camp has seen the US film crew shooting in various locations across the region. Pictured are producer Brett Popplewell with director of photography John Stokes on the set at Clarrie Hall Dam. John Gass

Murwillumbah gets in the picture as TV shoot continues

A ROBBERY, a quiet breakfast scene and a waterfall or two have been the recent filming highlights of the of US television series Camp.

The iconic Austral Cafe, Essentials Variety store , at Murwillumbah, and an idyllic property near Uki, have been filming locations for the series, as well as Crams Farm and Clarrie Hall Dam.

Murwillumbah's Austral Cafe decorated USA style for the filming of the Camp TV series.
Murwillumbah's Austral Cafe decorated USA style for the filming of the Camp TV series. Contributed

"They had two blokes in balaclavas running with guns around the main street," Murwillumbah resident and Barking Toad Creative Multi Media co-owner Michael Zuschke said.

"And they changed Essentials into an American Philips drug store or something."

Austral Cafe owner Ross Menzies said filming at the cafe was focused on creating a scene representing breakfast at an American-style diner.

"They came in on Wednesday night," he said.

"Came in, made a mess, cleaned up and left the place just like it was.

"They wanted a diner scene, like an old American diner."

Camp producer Brett Popplewell said filming in Murwillumbah had been a "fantastic" experience.

"It was really good day and night, the locations have been fantastic," he said.

"The town has been great inside and outside of work."

Mr Popplewell said filming inside of Murwillumbah was nearly complete.

Murwillumbah Business Chamber president and Barking Toad Creative Multi Media co-owner Toni Zuschke said Camp producers were working well with residents.

"Yesterday they were filming on a property out near Uki," she said.

"It was a member of the chamber, he breeds alpacas.

"And they shot about a week ago at Mountain View (retirement village)."

Mrs Zuschke said the Murwillumbah chamber was looking forward to hosting Brett Popplewell and other Camp staff at a chamber meeting early in July.



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