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Elvis: behind the scenes

The Elvis team discuss how they brought the larger-than-life legend to the big screen – all during a pandemic.

For over thirty years, the creative partnership of writer/director Baz Luhrmann and production & costume designer Catherine Martin have wowed audiences all over the globe and more often than not, brought their huge productions back to the shores of Australia.

For this reason, it’s meant Luhrmann has been able to continue long creative relationships with his crew and been able to keep working with familiar faces in his cast.

“I revel in the fact that actors always have more notes on their instrument than they usually get to play,” Luhrmann explains as to why he keeps casting Australian actors.

In this behind-the-scenes video, Catherine Martin talks about the challenges of recreating three different decades of American history on the Gold Coast and producer Schuyler Weiss discusses the challenges they faced while filming during COVID and lockdowns.

Elvis is released in cinemas nationally from 23 June 2022.