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BLOOD and gore transformed Dalyston
into the set for a zombie feature film last
Tuesday, December 27.
The business Timber Treat was the shoot loca-
tion of the independent film The Last Hope, writ-
ten and directed by Leigh Ormsby and produced
by Pandora Productions, helmed by Glenn Ellis.
The film is set in Melbourne when tens of
thousands of refugees from across the globe seek
refuge in Australia from a zombie apocalypse.
Due to Australia’s strict border security and
hardline military approach, Australia forms a
stronghold and the last line of defence for hu-
Filming has been underway for just over a
year and the final shoot day is scheduled for late
Nearly 800 volunteers have been involved.
Inverloch’s Trilby Parise was among a mem-
ber of the lead art department, with Pirili Parise.
“Working on set with Pandora Productions as
an extra, make up and set designer has been an
incredible experience,” she said.
Mr Ellis was impressed by the support the
film received locally.
“Having filmed in Wonthaggi and Granville
previously and worked with Bass Coast Shire
Council before, we were more than happy to
come back again,” he said.
Scary stuff: from left, Steven Law of Forest Hill, Melody Rooks of Melbourne and Rick
Vaveliuk of Bonbeach appear as zombies and a refuge in the film The Last Hope, filmed at
nursing staff and an additional ward clerk were
rostered on each day to deal with the rise in
demand, as the party period coupled with the
influx of holidaymakers.
Dr James Taylor, a clinical director of the
emergency department, said “December 27 was
a busy day because it came at the end of a four
day weekend and there were not many GP clinics
open on the Saturday, Sunday and Monday, and a
lot of holidaymakers came down as well.”
While there were some long waits, staff
received compliments from patients for the way
they handled the situation.
On Tuesday, December 27, doctors and nurses
attended to 30 cases of minor sprain injuries of
arms, ankles and head injuries; 16 viral and chest
infections; 10 cases of ear, nose throat and dental
injuries and illnesses; including headaches;
migraines; six infections; three allergies; three
cases of abdominal pain; two cardiac cases; plus
many other incidents.
The emergency department saw 61 patients
on Christmas Eve, 59 on Christmas Day, 84 on
Boxing Day and 80 on Wednesday, December
The additional staff appointed by the hospital
included new nurses and medical staff comprising
a mix of locums and existing staff working extra
“We cancelled annual leave for some hospital
staff so it was all hands on deck,” Dr Taylor said.
First aid: nurse Yvonne Phillips and Dr
Jade Lim attend to a patient in Wonthaggi
Hospital’s emergency department yester-
Holiday hospital rush
Continued from page 1.
Up to two extra medical staff, two extra
LOCALS have been warned not to re-
spond to suspicious text messages.
Leongatha’s Muriel Mann recently received a
text claiming she had won $1.2 million worth of
prizes after being randomly selected by a Euro-
She was asked to email her details, including
her name and her age.
Ms Mann said her phone number was private,
and was supposed to block any overseas calls or
“I wanted to warn people because I was wor-
ried people may get confused, particularly the
older generation,” she said.
“This is not something you should respond
Ms Mann said she had also alerted the police
about the scam text message.
Leongatha scam warning
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