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Blueback – behind the scenes

Actor Radha Mitchell discusses overcoming her fear of the ocean for new family film Blueback.

Radha Mitchell instantly responded to Robert Connolly’s script for Blueback. However, there was one element that made her slightly nervous.

“That was the one thing. I was like, ‘I love this role but I’m kind of scared of the water,” Mitchell explains. “Really I was. I had a bit of a phobia from an experience I’d had so this was – aside from everything else – an opportunity to face that fear.”

In this behind-the-scenes video, Mitchell explains how the technical team created and manoeuvred the groper in the water, the training she had to undertake to correctly deep dive and the importance of the environmental message in the film.

Blueback is screening in cinemas nationally from 1 January 2023.