BABINDA local Harry Anning will be gracing television screens in the coming months, along with 80 other Babinda and Tully residents.
Korean tech company Samsung decided the Far North towns - age-old rivals for the Golden Gumboot "Australia's wettest town" award - were the perfect place to set an advertisement for the new water-resistant S8 Samsung Galaxy phone, and have been filming for the past week.
Mr Anning was on set at the Deeral boat ramp on Monday, playing a fisherman.
"It's hard work, but it wasn't bad," he said. "I had to pretend like I'd caught a fish and was taking a selfie."
He is one of many locals to play a role in the ad.
Even tourists got in on the action, including Sydney visitor David Lamb.
"I was at Golden Hole, and they approached me and asked if I wanted to be in it," he said.
"It'll be a good story to tell."
Production teams wrapped up filming yesterday, with a local town meeting scene filmed in Babinda last night followed by a thank you dinner.
Samsung director of product marketing Hamid Fardoost said Tully and Babinda were the best places to film the ad.
"The competition between the two is a famous, beautiful Australian story," he said.
"It was a perfect fit to market the new Galaxy S8."
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