Author Jane Harper watches The Dry turning into a film

The bestselling crime writer talks to Guy Davis about being on set as an extra and seeing her literary vision made real with a film starring Eric Bana.

Any writer of fiction might tell you there comes a time in their creative process when they feel as if they have stepped into the story they’re dreaming up. For bestselling crime author Jane Harper, it literally happened.

In April 2019, filming had not long been underway on the big-screen adaptation of journalist-turned-novelist Harper’s first book, the phenomenally popular Australian murder mystery The Dry, when she, along with a handful of friends and family members, visited the production’s shooting location in Victoria’s Wimmera region.

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Guy Davis
About the Author
Guy Davis is a freelance writer and podcaster with a focus on film and television. His work has been published in a variety of publications nationwide and online, including The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, the Geelong Advertiser (where he was the film reviewer for over 20 years) and The Music. He'll finish writing that novel once he finishes reading that other novel. He tweets under @RobertGuyDavis but kinda prefers Facebook.