Hollywood film ‘The Daughter’, starring Geoffrey Rush and Miranda Otto, was
recently filmed on location at the Hyne Timber mill in Tumbarumba. The movie
makers not only selected the Hyne Timber mill as one of their filming
locations, but also employed 25 Hyne Timber staff as ‘extras’.
Describing the experience as a career highlight and an exciting
opportunity for the mill and Tumbarumba, Hyne Timber Manufacturing Manager,
Chris Skeels-Piggins said that the film makers wanted a saw mill for some of
their scenes, ideally set upon a scenic backdrop in country New South Wales.
According to Skeels-Piggins, the opportunity for Hyne Timber to support
a project that would bring the film makers, crew and cast to the town of
Tumbarumba far outweighed any challenges. The filming was executed without
causing any hindrance to regular mill operations. The mill was also opened on a
Saturday with the trained Hyne staff employed as extras. This also meant all
health, safety and environmental requirements were met while Hyne employees
joined in the filming process.
Bruce Wright, Site Services Manager at the Tumbarumba Mill assisted with
the recruitment of the extras and coordination of the film crew.