Queenstown hosts three-day shoot for Aussie feature film


Two Aussie actors are playing mum about their recent three-day shoot in Queenstown for a feature film.

Josh Lawson and Christian Clark say they’re bound by confidentiality agreements not to reveal anything about their local shoot.

Lawson, 28, will only say it’s “a celebration of Queenstown – I think it’s going to look beautiful”.

The remainder of the shoot, which is halfway through, has been in Melbourne so far.

Asked the genre of the unnamed film, Lawson says: “It’s got a bit of everything, it’s got a bit of adventure, romance and comedy.”

Lawson has guest-starred in Australian TV programmes Blue Heelers and Home and Away and is best known for his roles in improv comedy programme Than God You’re Her, Aussie drama Sea Patrol and for hosting Wipeout Australia.

He became the first Australian to star in an American sitcom, however Romantically Challenged – in which he played opposite Alyssa Milano – was axed after six episodes.

Clark, 31, has appeared in Australian soap Neighbours and been in Home and Away since the start of the year.

The pair first worked together on a film Lawson co-wrote called Squid, due for release late this year.

While here, Lawson and Clark got in skiing, took a Shotover Jet trip, undertook a Ziptrek Ecotours adventure and went paragliding.

Both were on their first visit to Queenstown but vow they’ll be back.

Lawson: “As Peter Jackson showed, it’s a place that belongs on screen.

“It’s also a place where you can really let loose – it’s just a playground for big kids.”

Locals had also gone out of their way to way them feel welcome, Lawson says.