LOCAL CELEBRITY: Nancy Evans stars as
LOCAL CELEBRITY: Nancy Evans stars as "Taxi Driver” in The Second - a movie that was filmed in locations across the Western Downs. FILE

Thriller filmed in region set for the big screen

EIGHT months after filming in the Western Downs, The Second has finally been produced and a highly anticipated screening will be held tomorrow at the Dalby Civic Theatre.

The psychological thriller stars Vince Colosimo, Martin Sacks, Rachael Blake, Susie Porter and local actress Nancy Evans.

Writer and producer Stephen Lance is looking forward to returning to the plains that provided the perfect backdrop for the film.

"We're very excited to be having the first showing of the film in Dalby. Everyone was so generous when we were in the area shooting," Lance said.

"Jimbour House was the perfect location for the story; we could film it and stay there.

"All the other surrounding locations like Jandowae and Lake Broadwater were also perfect for the film.

"The natural resources and the people resources of the area made it the best location."

Lance believes the movie will strike a cord with Australian audiences and that's a credit to the help he received from the people of the Western Downs.

"It's a cast and crew screening, so all of the local actors and people that helped out, like the staff at Jimbour House, have all been invited," he said.

"We've got about 20 people coming and we have 100 tickets to the community.

"I think it's a really great story and it should be well received.

"Mairi Cameron did a beautiful job directing."

Evans couldn't contain her pride when discussing what it would be like to see herself on the big screen in her home town.

"It's really exciting," she said.

"I've heard my scene looks good so I'm happy about that. It's the first time I've had a speaking role in a movie; I've been in movies since the 70s.

"It's great that it will be showing locally so people will be able to recognise all of the locations."

Evans also noted that The Second also heavily supported the area's economy during filming.

"It was good that while they were here they were spending money in the area and supporting the community," she said.

"I think people will enjoy it. I enjoyed making it and I'm looking forward to seeing how it goes and catching up with the other actors."

The screening starts at 3pm at the Dalby Civic Theatre.

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