Helen’s in the house! Winchester begins filming in Melbourne

Principal photography is underway in Melbourne on the supernatural thriller Winchester.

Starring Academy Award®-winner Helen Mirren (The Queen, Eye in the Sky) and Jason Clarke (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Zero Dark Thirty) the film is being directed by Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig (Predestination) based on their screenplay. 

Winchester will shoot in Melbourne and the Docklands Studios, along with the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, California.  

Producer Tim McGahan loves filming in Victoria saying “Following the fantastic experience of shooting the Spierig brothers’ Predestination in Victoria and Docklands Studios back in 2013, I had no hesitation in choosing Victoria for principal photography on our next feature Winchester. Between the production incentives provided by Film Victoria, the world-class stages at Docklands, variety of locations and the excellent crews, I am very happy to be back.”

The film is being financed by Eclipse Pictures and Blacklab Entertainment with Screen Australia major production investment, and assistance through Film Victoria's Production Incentive Attraction Fund along with Screen Queensland.

Winchester is distributed in Australia & NZ by StudioCanal. CBS will distribute in the U.S., and Eclipse is handling international sales with Eclipse’s Benedict Carver and Daniel Diamond acting as executive producers.