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Filming Millie the Movie

The Inspiring Journey of Filming Millie the Movie from Preproduction to Production in 2024

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Filming Millie the Movie: Preproduction to Production


Preproduction Steps

Filming Millie the Movie will provide its own set of unique challenges and rewards. The preproduction phase of “Millie the Movie” is currently in full swing. A meticulous process, it sets the foundation for the entire project. From  scriptwriting, storyboarding, budgeting, and scheduling, the work required is no mean feat.

Darren Mort is no stranger to this process, with over 40 years in the film industry.

The team conducts extensive research to ensure the authenticity of the narrative and that the screenplay, taken from the children’s book, Millie, faithfully represents the story of Millie.


The casting process is a critical component of preproduction. The team will hold auditions to find the perfect actors who can bring the characters of “Millie” to life. The casting directors look for talent who can embody the spirit of the characters and contribute to the overall vision of the film.

Filming Millie the Movie Phillip Island

Filming Millie the Movie on Location

The primary filming location for “Millie the Movie” is the picturesque Philip Island, Victoria. Known for its idyllic beaches, captivating coastlines, and unique wildlife, Philip Island provides a stunning backdrop that will add depth and visual appeal to the film.

The Director: Pedro Greig

Pedro Greig, the director of “Millie the Movie”, is a multi-award-winning Director. He is known for his versatility and visual storytelling.

Pedro has made a name for himself in the industry as the Resident MultiMedia Artist at Sydney Dance Company, producing the majority of the company’s visual content.

His ability to capture emotion and narrative through his lens will undoubtedly bring a unique perspective to “Millie the Movie”.

He has worked on a variety of projects, including “Frame of Mind” (2018), “Ocho” (2017), and “Wildebeest” (2017). His work has been recognized with numerous awards, including the Australian Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Film or New Media.

The Producers: Jane Liscombe and Darren Mort

Jane Liscombe, one of the producers, has worked in production for almost twenty years. 

Her work began on the short film “Cracker Bag” with director Glendyn Ivinlm & TV and English Literature. Jane has produced a variety of works, including “The Mule” (2014), “Beaconsfield” (2012), “Save Your Legs: The Documentary” (2005), and “Cracker Bag” (2003).

She has also produced award-winning commercials and music videos. Her work on the short film “Cracker Bag” with director Glendyn Ivin won the Palme d’Or at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival. Her experience and dedication to producing high-quality work will be invaluable to the production of “Millie”.

Darren Mort, the co-producer, is a Family Law Barrister based in Melbourne, Victoria. He is also an actor and has had guest appearances on television shows and in many stage shows. His diverse background and experience in the film industry make him a valuable asset to the production team.

Some scenes will be filmed with a magic screen at Docklands studios. This technique allows for the creation of visually stunning and imaginative scenes, adding another layer of depth to the film.