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Upcoming film to showcase Kakadu National Park

11 May 2018

The upcoming film ‘Top End Wedding’ is set to feature a few familiar faces from West Arnhem as well as a number of special locations from around Jabiru and Kakadu National Park.
Shooting for the upcoming movie, starring Jabiru’s own star Miranda Tapsell, has begun this week in Jabiru and the crew have sourced many local extras to be in scenes which will be filmed on Friday, 11 May and Saturday, 12 May.
Filming locations will include some of Jabiru and Kakadu’s well-known spots including Nourlangie, Anbangbang Billabong, Nawurlandja, and Hawk Dreaming and the Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel.
Those involved in producing the film have also received fantastic support from Kakadu National Park and the Traditional Owners of the park with whom they have been consulting with over many months. 
Miranda, who will also be visiting the Jabiru Area School to talk to students while in the community, lived in Jabiru and has starred in the Goalpost Pictures box office hit ‘The Sapphires’.
The movie itself has been described as a hilarious and heart-warming comedy which tells the story of successful Sydney lawyer, Lauren, and her fiancée Ned. Engaged and in love, they have just 10 days to find Lauren's mother who has gone AWOL somewhere in the Northern Territory, reunite her parents and pull off their dream top end wedding.
‘Top End Wedding’ is co-written by Miranda and Joshua Tyler and directed by Wayne Blair.
Northern Territory Chief Minister, Michael Gunner said, “The NT Government is very pleased to help bring the Top End Wedding movie concept to reality. Our support is a sign of our belief that the movie will showcase Australia’s most magnificent scenery to a global audience. Miranda and Josh have captured the real Top End showcasing our modern city, our contemporary culture and the raw and hilarious essence of the NT in this fun-for-the-whole-family movie. We look forward to welcoming the cast and crew to our backyard.”
Top End Wedding has received principal production investment from Screen Australia, in association with the South Australian Film Corporation and support from Tourism NT.  
eOne will distribute the film in Australia and New Zealand, with Berlin-based Films Boutique handling international sales.