Driving Miss Daisy

With the filmed version of Alfred Urhy’s acclaimed stage play ‘Driving Miss Daisy’ hitting cinema screens around the world, Melbourne has a starring role behind the scenes. The movie was shot at our own Comedy Theatre during the show’s Australian tour, following highly successful runs on Broadway and in London.

Starring legends of stage and screen Angela Lansbury and James Earl Jones, a local crew was used for the six-camera shoot and Melbourne-based Soundfirm completed all post-production – picture and sound.  Another feather in our cap was the choice of editor, local luminary Jill Bilcock, who clinched the gig with the special blessing of Ms Lansbury.

Melbourne’s stage production was universally praised and New York company Broadway Near You (dedicated to bringing Broadway and West End plays to the big screen) commissioned Melbourne’s Richard Moore of Umbrella Entertainment to produce the movie version.

CEO of Broadway Near You, Lee Deboer, has praised the film, saying, ‘The perfect rendition of Driving Miss Daisy was also captured perfectly – and a big part of that achievement was Soundfirm’. Take a bow Melbourne!

The film is initially screening at Village Cinemas on August 2 and 3, featuring a Q&A session with Angela Lansbury beamed in from London, followed by an Australia-wide limited season.