We are the regional film office for the Hunter region of NSW
The Hunter region is home to some of the finest and most diverse cinematic locations Australia has to offer. From spectacular sand dunes, beaches, harbours and rivers to picturesque vineyards and mountain ranges. Add sweeping plains, horse-studs, open-cut mines and historic architecture and you’ll soon realise that our locations are only limited by your imagination.
Shot in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Maitland Dark Waters is a neo noir visceral film where character and location rule. In just 10 minutes, Dark Waters explores how far someone will go to save himself.
Dark Waters is supported by the Screen NSW/ABC Television Regional Film Initiative: SEED. Watch the film here.
We spoke with the film's writer, producer and star, Joseph JU Taylor, to find out what attracted him to the Hunter region to shoot Dark Waters.
Why did you decide to shoot in the Hunter region?
Our short crime thriller Dark Waters was written for the Hunter - I have known the region all my life as many of my family have been here for generations. The breadth of natural beauty coupled with heavy industry and the ease of access to city locations was the perfect fit for the story we wanted to tell. I never imagined shooting Dark Waters anywhere else.