Main street movie set

Film crews, actors and extras on the set in Rosewood.
Film crews, actors and extras on the set in Rosewood. Claudia Baxter

THE main street of Rosewood returned to the 60s yesterday as the filming of a trailer for a feature movie took place.

John St was shut down as cars and trucks from the 1960s set the scene for the film Thunder Road.

Directed by Deano Brennan and Shaun Croaker, the film is set in the early 60s when the American greaser culture began to make its way into Australia.

"It's the story of two brothers who've taken over their father's legacy in town, his old auto mechanic store," Mr Brennan said.

"They've been having trouble with the local thugs...and it all comes to a head when one of the older brothers challenges them to a drag on Thunder Road."

Once finished the trailer will be used to pitch the movie to investors in the hope the film crews will make their way back to Rosewood to film the full length flick.

Rosewood was chosen for filming after the directors toured some country towns in southern Queensland.

"We were looking for locations and we'd been out west to Miles and that part west of Chinchilla and I thought that might be ideal.

"But coming back into town I told (Deano Brennan) let's pull into Rosewood and have a look down there and we immediately thought this is it, this is what we need," Mr Croaker said.

Mr Brennan said the cast and crew were volunteering their time and the classic cars and equipment, including a light stand with a generator, had been provided free of charge.

Filming is set to continue in Rosewood today.



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