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Crew members prepare for filming outside the Post Office Hotel in South Grafton on February 8. Image: Emma Pritchard

Locals and businesses star in Amazon Prime series

Emma Pritchard

The Clarence Valley will feature in an upcoming 8-part drama series on Amazon Prime.

Based on Australian author Holly Ringland’s acclaimed novel of the same name, The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart tells a powerful story of a young girl whose troubled childhood including a devastating family tragedy casts a dark shadow over her life as she grows up.  

Filming took place at several locations including Ulmarra and South Grafton last week with prominent local businesses the Coldstream Gallery and Post Office Hotel being utilised in the series.

Several locals also participated in the filming, joining the main cast including Alycia Debnam-Carey and Alexander England as extras on set.

While Hollywood star Sigourney Weaver is also believed to be involved with the project, she was not present during filming in the Clarence Valley.

Ulmarra business owner and Clarence Valley Councillor Steve Pickering said the production was a great investment for the region, with local businesses benefitting from wider exposure and additional sales.

He revealed several buildings were selected to be included in the series based on their character and old-world charm, with the cane fields of the Lower Clarence also serving as the perfect backdrop for the series.

The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart is being produced by Lost Flowers Production Pty Ltd.

A release date for the series is currently unknown.

The Clarence Valley Independent also contacted the production company for comment.