Past Event

SCREEN TRADES: Location Scouting and Management

April 13, 2024 12:00 am
8 Victoria Rd Parramatta

(Left) Photo: Eunice Konan (Right) Photo: Courtesy Revolver, ACE Assistant Camera Placement 2023

High on the list of shortages in the Film and Television industry is the skill set of the Location Scout and Location Manager.

ACE has teamed up with Luke Torrevillas, the principal at Ecomlocations, to provide a 4-day workshop over two consecutive weekends in April, focusing on the skill set of sourcing & managing locations for Film, Television and TVCs (Television Commercials).

Course dates: Four-day workshop

Day One – Sat 13th April

Day Two – Sun 14th April

Day Three – Sat 20th April

Day Four – Sun 21st April

10am to 4pm

SCREEN TRADES: Location Scouting & Management Workshops will be held in person at ACE, over two consecutive weekends (priority will be given to applicants who are able to attend each of the workshops on the set dates)

FREE workshop but places are strictly limited.

A project of ACE in partnership with Ecomlocations, supported by Screen NSW and Screenrights Cultural Fund.

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This course is designed for early career screen practitioners in Western Sydney. Applications from people from First Nations, culturally & linguistically diverse communities and other underrepresented communities and intersectional identities in the region are encouraged. Aimed specifically for early – mid-career screen practitioners who are interested in a long-term career as a Location Scout and/or Location Manager. 


If you want to be part of the growing screen industry, and have an active knowledge of landscapes, locations and architectural styles, if you are good at research and communicating with people – then the Screen Trades: Location Scouting and Management Course might just be what you’re looking for.


The workshop program will explore the fundamental roles and responsibilities of the Location Scout and Location Manager, and the relationships between essential department heads. Over the 4-day workshop, you will gain an understanding and insight into the processes and procedures that are required to facilitate a successful location shoot.


Workshop Facilitator

Luke Torrevillas, the principal at Ecomlocations, has worked in the arts sector since the mid ’90s, firstly creating side-on screenings in 1995, a short film screening program that ran for over 7 years. It wasn’t long after that he and his cohorts established an arts and entertainment complex designed at showcasing up and coming artists. The venue, Side on Café, hosted regular film screenings, Jazz, world music, cabaret, contemporary art exhibitions and even some experimental comedy. 

Concurrently, Luke started facilitating off-shore productions in a niche Asian Market – predominantly India, Philippines, and China and locally freelanced as a producer for small boutique production houses including The Attic, Ambience Entertainment, Mesh 22, The Post Op Group, Klink Design and Ticket to Ride to name a few.

In 2010, Luke took over the reins of Ecomlocations and with his production background has created a world class location scouting and management service. Some of the productions Luke and Ecomlocations have provided locations services for include features such as Bleeding Steel’ (Jackie Chan, 2016), ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ (20th Century Fox, 2014), ‘Wolverine’ (20th Century Fox, 2013), television dramas including ‘Cleverman’ (ABC, 2017), ‘The Secret River’ (ABC, 2015), ‘Rake’ (ABC), ‘Extraction’ (Netflix, 2020), ‘Significant Others’ (ABC, 2022), ‘Limitless’ (Disney, 2022), and a range of TVCs for corporations including Toyota, Coke, Sony Ericson and NRMA, to name a few.


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