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Public backlash for Red Bull commercial in Maryborough

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WHEN Corrina Ross gave Red Bull permission to film a commercial out the front of her Adelaide St store in Maryborough, she thought it would be a huge positive for the city.

The owner who let the crew film outside her shop wasn't excepting the public backlash she received when they closed down the footpath for a few hours. 

What the Pawn Traders owner wasn't expecting was for people to complain about the film crew shutting down a small part of the footpath for a few hours so they could film the scenes.

Ms Ross said she saw one woman complaining about the footpath being closed first by the street repairs "and now by this" loud enough for both herself and the film crew to hear it.

"I was disgusted," she said.

"My blood was boiling.

"It was very rude."

Aside from the complaints, Ms Ross said the filming was good for the town and something she had been very excited about.

She said the Red Bull team had recreated a scene from the 1983 film BMX Bandits, starring Nicole Kidman, which featured several top BMX stars from overseas, including the United States and Sweden.

Ms Ross said Red Bull had been looking for a building in the style of an old bank and had come across the one in Adelaide St while searching online.

She said part of the filming had been done in Sydney and the rest completed in Maryborough.

Fraser Coast Mayor Gerard O'Connell said Red Bull had permission from the council and police to close the road to film the scenes, adding that it was great for the city.

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