Lights, Camera, Action for He Loves Me Not

Lights, Camera, Action for He Loves Me Not

-By Kim Parnell-

Following on from the completion of the movie 13 Summers, the next movie from regional film company Fraser Coast Films is He Loves Me Not with three weeks of filming scheduled to run from October 9 to the 28.

Writer and co-producer Jeremy Stanford and Director and co-producer Tam Sainsbury are super excited as this will be their second film together, with many more on the horizon.

He Loves Me Not is far removed from the psychological thriller that was 13 Summers with all its plot twists and turns. Instead, prepare yourselves for a romantic comedy with visually stunning backdrops as the majority of the movie will be shot on the world’s largest sand island, K,gari, (Fraser Island) and some will be shot in Hervey Bay.

Tam said. “He Loves Me Not is a very traditional rom-com with all of the romantic story comedy beats, but set in this beautiful location. It can’t get much better than that”.

Jeremy added, “The actual idea for the film has been kicking around in the bottom drawer for many years now. The script has evolved as Tam and I came up with the idea of an American actress living on K,gari as a waitress when a dating reality show comes to the island. Other elements started to drip feed into the story idea until we came up with the story that we have now.

“The inspiration of the area completely changed the dynamic of how the story unfolds”.

The movie stars Rhiannon Fish who many will remember from her role as April Scott in the Australian series Home and Away (from 2010 to 2013). The actress has had a successful career since then in the US.

Actress Rhiannon Fish

The movie also stars Lincoln Lewis who is best known for his roles in the movie Tomorrow, When the War Began and in the television series Home and Away where he played Geoff Campbell from 2007 to 2010 and claimed the Most Popular New Male Talent award at the 2008 Logie Awards.  

Actor Lincoln Lewis

Opportunities for Sponsorship and Product Placement

Fraser Coast Films is looking for more sponsors to come on board with He Loves Me Not.

Executive Producer Glen Winney says, “We want the sponsors to promote their local products in the movie, whether it be clothes, food, alcohol, or furniture, it doesn’t matter what it is, we want to showcase it.

“Seeing how proud and excited the sponsors are when they see their product in the movie…that’s what it’s all about”.

To find out more or to express an interest in becoming involved go to click on the ‘Engage’ Tab and select your option such as:

  • Investing in the films
  • Sponsoring
  • Acting
  • Film extras
  • Crew
  • Logistical support
  • In-kind Contributions.

This is your opportunity to be part of something HUGE that will be seen around the world and to support the film industry on the Fraser Coast.

*Keep an eye out for the November edition of the What’s On Fraser Coast Magazine for more about Fraser Coast Films.

Cover image  –  Director and co-producer Tam Sainsbury and Writer and co-producer Jeremy Stanford – Photo by Kim Parnell – all other images supplied by Fraser Coast Films. 

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