New Aussie series shoots in Kilmore

Director Casey Long brought her series What’s Left to film at The Kilmore and District Hospital. Photo: Brad Henderson

By Jackson Russell

The Kilmore and District Hospital will appear in a web series, What’s Left.

The fictional series, directed by Casey Long, is about the lives of five orphans – before and during their time at an orphanage.

The series jumps back and forth between the past and present to explore how they became orphans and how they deal with their new lives.

Filming took place at the hospital late last month, and will appear during episode five as the place of birth for one of the characters.

Director Casey Long said the idea for the series came about during a project while she was at Mount Waverley Secondary College.

“I really liked the characters so we decided to produce a short film, then it just didn’t fit so we did a web series. I enjoy the structure that a series provides over film,” she said.

Ms Long said she chose Kilmore as a location because she wanted to show another part of Victoria outside of Melbourne.

“There’s something about it taking place in the country. I wanted to show a bit more of Australia outside of the CBD and it’s also easier to film in the country, people are a lot better about it,” she said.

“It’s more fun for the crew too because you often film in the same places all the time in the city and Kilmore was so accommodating and great about it all.”

Other locations used for the series include Seymour and the Mansfield Zoo.

Ms Long said it was a pleasure to shoot at The Kilmore and District Hospital.

“The shoot was so easy, which you don’t hear about often,” she said.

“Things go wrong on every shot but the hospital was so accommodating, and any time we needed anything they got it done straight away, they were so helpful.

“The moment in the series we were filming was for one of my favourite characters so it was a really nice, sentimental moment for me.”

What’s Left will be released for public viewing in 2020.