Forbidden Ground not yet ready to trek into cinemas

WORLD War One tale Forbidden Ground, partly filmed at Dubbo and Wongarbon, will not get a screening at Dubbo this year.

The film is still in post-production, a process producer Denai Gracie said proved hectic but rewarding.

"There is so much involved in completing a WWI picture, most people don't realise how much attention to detail is required, not only during production but all facets of the post-production process," she said.

"All our energy is devoted to finishing the film."

Ms Gracie said the teams at Scarlet Fire Films, Armzfx and DCP Australia were "working tirelessly" towards an early 2013 release.

In the meantime, this year's European Film Market gave Ms Gracie opportunity to find international distributors for the feature.

"We secured a few pre-sales, selling to Momentum Pictures in the UK as well as (distributors in) Benelux and China," she said.

Scarlet Fire Films is yet to decide on an Australian distributor, Ms Gracie said, stating the completion of the film would then allow them the opportunity.

"We will ensure we get the best fit for Forbidden Ground both locally and in the remaining international markets," she said.

Scenes for the film were shot around Dubbo and on a Wongarbon property in December 2011.

Ms Gracie could not provide information on when, or if, Dubbo would receive a special screening.

katina.vangopoulos@ruralpress.com

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