Next year marks 100 years since construction began on the iconic, Great Ocean Road. To celebrate this milestone a documentary is being produced telling the story of the road, with the support of the Victorian Government. This film will show how the road came to be – detailing its construction by World War I returned servicemen and how they lived as they built the road, joining the isolated towns lining the western Victorian coastline.
The documentary will be launched in September 2019 as part of a month-long event, which will include gala screenings and several pop-up cinemas housed in shipping containers across the region, showing short films specific to each location.
Production company, Clothesline Content, have been commissioned to produce the documentary and they're currently in the research stage of the project. Clothesline Content are on the hunt for any stories relating to the building of the Great Ocean Road. The producers are interested in speaking with relatives of the soldiers, engineers and labourers that built the road, families that have lived on the Great Ocean Road for a significant amount of time, Indigenous stories from the Great Ocean Road, and stories about living on the Great Ocean Road. If you have a story that you think fits the bill please contact firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday 28th Feb 2019.
This project is supported by the Victorian Government "Victoria Remembers Major Grant Program".
"The veteran community has done so much to make Victoria what it is today and these grants will help maintain their stories for future generations." Robin Scott, Minister for Veterans.