That's a wrap! 1940s movie crew rolls out of town

Actor Matt Le Nevez (right) on the set of Parer’s War that was filmed at 88 Limestone Street this week.
Actor Matt Le Nevez (right) on the set of Parer’s War that was filmed at 88 Limestone Street this week. Rob Williams

THE film crews shooting ABC telemovie Parer's War in Ipswich have moved on but their effect on the city will linger.

Parer's War has been filmed in various locations in Ipswich this week, including The Workshops and the Top of Town.

But the scene-stealer was 88 Limestone Street, the former Bremer TAFE building in the CBD.

Ipswich businessman James Long and his wife Tracey Long bought the old TAFE to restore it to an upmarket business precinct.

But when location manager Chris Strewe toured the well-known building on the corner of Limestone and Ellenborough streets and asked to film there, Mr Long was quick to say yes.

88 Limestone Street was film set and home base for the telemovie as its magnificent heritage buildings played host to more than 100 actors and film crew dressed in 1930s and '40s period costume.

Starring Matt Le Nevez and Adelaide Clemens, Parer's War tells the story of courageous war cameraman Damien Parer.

It is scheduled to air next year.


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