Wolf Creek in the Barossa

FILMING: John Jarratt in the role of Mick Taylor for the second season of Wolf Creek.
FILMING: John Jarratt in the role of Mick Taylor for the second season of Wolf Creek.

While Aussie actor John Jarratt’s eerily haunting laugh in the Australian Wolf Creek movies may not be heard, noise effects from their latest filming have sounded at Sandy Creek.

Part of ‘Series Two’ is currently being shot at the quarry near Mugge Road, off Barossa Valley Way, which involves pyrotechnic special effects.

According to Sandy Creek Hotel owner Mary Birnie, she hopes the crew call in for a drink or two.

Ms Birnie explained how she and nearby residents were handed letters yesterday informing them of the filming.

She then put out a call on their Facebook page further alerting residents to ‘bring in their horses’ should any noises spook them.

“They (crew) were there yesterday and the road was slowed down to 25km/h and we had people dropping in asking what was going on,” she said.

While there was no mention of Jarratt’s character of Mick Taylor being in town, the letter highlighted how scenes involving pyrotechnics will be filmed at 3am this morning and 10pm tonight (Friday).

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you in advance for your co-operation during filming and apologise for any inconvenience,” location manager Mason Curtis said in the letter.

As an added safety precaution, entry to the quarry will be monitored by security. 

Last month the film crew were in the state’s north at Quorn  with John Jarratt walking down the town’s main street and exchanging hellos with the locals.

This story Wolf Creek meets Sandy Creek first appeared on Barossa & Light Herald.