Australian filmmaker Stephan Elliott.
Australian filmmaker Stephan Elliott. Contributed

Priscilla director and star to film new movie in Queensland

PRISCILLA, Queen of the Desert director Stephan Elliott will shoot his next movie in Queensland.

Screen Queensland today announced it has attracted Elliott's feature film Flammable Children starring Guy Pearce and Radha Mitchell.

The comedy, also written by BAFTA-nominee Elliott, is set on the sunny beaches of Australia in the mid-1970s.

Flammable Children will film in south-east Queensland, employ around 120 Queensland crew and is expected to inject more than $6 million into the local economy.

"This news is another major boost to our local industry and follows on from back-to-back domestic and international film and television productions," said Screen Queensland CEO Tracey Vieira.

"Productions like Flammable Children create jobs, up-skill our local crew and creative base and create greater certainty to our local industry."

Elliott will reunite with many of his award-winning Priscilla team including producer Al Clark, Oscar-nominated and BAFTA-winning production designer Colin Gibson (Mad Max: Fury Road), Oscar-winning costume designer Lizzy Gardiner (Mission: Impossible II), BAFTA-nominated score composer Guy Gross (Knowing) and Emmy Award-nominated film editor Sue Blainey (Lost, Mozart in the Jungle).

Pre-production for Flammable Children starts in mid-August and cameras will roll in early October.