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Left to right: Miranda Edmonds, Whale Shark Jack Director/Producer; Shelagh Magazda, ED Culture and the Arts, DLGSC; Khrob Edmonds, Whale Shark Jack Director; Hon David Templeman, Minister for Culture and the Arts; Kathryn Lefroy, Whale Shark Jack Writer; Alison James, Drone Racers Director; Rikki Lea Bestall, Screenwest CEO.

The feature film will be the first scripted production to be filmed entirely in WA’s Gascoyne region. Produced by WA company Cottesloe Films with siblings Miranda Edmonds (Producer, Director) and Khrob Edmonds (Director) at the helm, the feature film is written by Kathryn Lefroy. Tim White of The Furnace, Ned Kelly and Two Hands fame is also a Producer.

To be filmed in the Pilbara region, family feature Drone Racers follows unruly tween Esme who discovers a talent for the fun, futuristic sport of drone racing.

Produced by WA company WBMC with Aidan O’Bryan (Producer), James Grandison (Producer), Janelle Landers (Producer), Jessica Mitchell (Producer), Alison James (Director) and Jules Duncan (Writer).

The features will be the directorial scripted feature debuts for siblings Miranda and Khrob Edmonds and for Alison James. Combined, the features will deliver an estimated $4 million boost to the regions.

The $24 million Western Australian Regional Screen Fund has supported productions such as the upcoming feature film Kid Snow and popular ABC series Mystery Road: Origin, showcasing WA’s spectacular landscapes, while generating tourism and economic boosts for Western Australia’s regions.

The Western Australian Regional Screen Fund is funded by the State Government through the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, and the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, and is managed by Screenwest.


Page reviewed 27 February 2023