'It’s awe-inspiring, scary and magnificent all at the same time'

FILMING: Wolf Creek filming crew in Quorn before heading to Warren Gorge to film with the iconic Flinders Ranges backdrop.

FILMING: Wolf Creek filming crew in Quorn before heading to Warren Gorge to film with the iconic Flinders Ranges backdrop.

Quorn has been flooded by a myriad of actors and film crew as the new series of Stan’s Wolf Creek begins shooting in the picturesque Flinders Ranges.

John Jarratt returns for season two and is a big hit with locals off screen. 

“I walk down the street and I hear ‘How are you mate? Nice to see you again’,” he said.

But his on screen persona is more terrifying than ever as he describes season two as “mayhem” and a “smorgasbord of tourists”.

This season the murderous bushman Mick Taylor sees the opportunity of a lifetime after a chance encounter with a coach full of tourists from around the globe.

The unwitting travellers begin an outback adventure none of them could have imagined as they are pitted against an inhospitable, remote landscape, whose lethal dangers are personified by the series’ infamous serial killer.

Returning to the Flinders Ranges for a fourth time, Jarratt draws inspiration from the landscape which is so firmly rooted in the character of the story.

“It’s awe-inspiring, scary and magnificent all at the same time,” he said.

“Its like the ocean you know? When the ocean is really rough you get enticed to jump in there but you know you’ll probably get smashed up against the rocks or eaten by a white pointer.

“Its just so majestic, beautiful and solemn — all of those fabulous things when everything’s under control —but on your own with no money and no clothes its not much fun.”

Producer Lisa Scott said the new series will feature a hugely talented cast of stars and newcomers.

“Some actors are well known like Matt Day and obviously John Jarratt but we’ve also got some new faces that aren’t so well known,” she said.

“I’m really proud of the cast they are a really good bunch of people and they have really brought the stories to life and embraced the characters that are on the page.”

With 75 production members, every bed from Quorn to Hawker is occupied — the town is abuzz and enjoying the sudden surge in tourism. 

“The community benefits from this because we are living here for four weeks — we are spending money and we are involving the community as much as we can,” Scott said. 

“It’s great to be welcomed to this area so well and everybody has gone out of their way to make it as easy for us as possible… nothing has been too much trouble for anyone.” 

Filming will come to an end in the next few weeks, however anxious fans still have a wait ahead for their dose of outback horror.

The six-part drama series isn’t set to hit the silver screen until later this year. 

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