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The crew from the Nimbin Candle Factory.  (pic supplied)
The crew from the Nimbin Candle Factory.  Craig, Josh and Lisa Fry. (pic supplied)

By Darren Coyne

Candles made in Nimbin will be lighting up the set of the latest installment of Thor, starring Chris Hemsworth and Cate Blanchett.

Australian actor Chris Hemsworth is set to reprise his role as Thor. (pic www.hitfix.com)
Australian actor Chris Hemsworth is set to reprise his role as Thor. (pic www.hitfix.com)

The movie, Thor: Ragnarok, is being produced on the Gold Coast and is expected to hit cinemas next year.

For now though, staff at the Nimbin Candle Factory have begun production today on some ‘very big candles’.

The Nimbin Candle Factory has been operating for 43 years. (supplied)
The Nimbin Candle Factory has been operating for 43 years. (supplied)

Owner Lisa Fry, who operates the candle factory with husband Craig and son Josh, told Echonetdaily that it was unclear just how many candles would be needed at this stage.

Whatever the number though, the factory will deliver.

‘We did about 900 candles for the Pirates of the Caribbean film, featuring Johnny Depp,’ she said.

‘It was all different types. Some pillars, some tapers, and they all had to look grungy because it was all about looking pirate-like’

Ms Fry and her family are just the second owners of the candle factory, which has been operating for 43 years.

‘We’ve owned it since 2005. We came up her from Sydney 20 years ago and fell in love with the area,’ she said.

‘Josh our son started working for the previous owner Rob, and when Rob wanted to sell the business we took it over.

She said the association with movies had been going for some years.

‘Rob started it all when he got the job doing the Scooby Doo Two movie and its gone from there.

Another film that featured Nimbin candles was The Great Gatsby, featuring Leonardo DiCaprio.

‘We went to watch Gatsby in Lismore and cheered when the candles appeared,’ she recalled.

‘Now we can’t wait to see Pirates because they used a lot of candles.’

 


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