THE former George's Cabbage Patch in Deagon was transformed into a homeless shelter today for the shooting of a film by New York Film Academy.
Stanley Day Park, Deagon Bulk Meats, Friendly Grocer and Artrageous will also be turned into movie sets this weekend for the short film Drawing Hope.
More than 50 cast and crew are working on the production this weekend, which will be aired on the big screen at the New York Film Academy Filmmakers Showcase on the Gold Coast later this year.
Former Deagon resident and director Chris Le Roy said they were using Red Scarlet Cameras for the shoot.
"They're used on films like Thor and Die Hard,” he said.
"The location has to work and have the right feel and the storyline is a town that has fallen on hard times.
"This is the biggest set we have ever done with 50 cast and crew.
"This is my thesis and graduation film.”
First assistant director Kim Lodington said they had a few long filming days ahead of them.
"For me it's phenomenal to be working on something this big,” she said.
"It changes all my views on what I can do.
"It follows the story of a young girl, Hope, whose family has been evicted from their house and they're now in a homeless shelter.
"She has a gift of drawing and overcomes people's scepticism, especially her mother's.”
Hope is played by young actress Kirar Mercy who is looking forward to seeing the movie at Event Cinemas on the Gold Coast.
A number of other cast and crew join the production, travelling from the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast for filming.
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