Local Connections: Ainsley + Damian Jenkins

Ainsley and Damian shooting on set in Wagga Wagga

Family on film

Ainsely and Damian Jenkins are the sibling double act behind Next in Line Films. They lived in the big smoke, but realised the best parts of city life can be found in Wagga Wagga.

Who else would you ask when you want to know where to find the picture perfect backdrops, or where to go when you want to roll out the red carpet?

When they’re not behind the camera or producing their next project, you can find them in Fitzmaurice Street’s trendy eateries and bars, soaking up with city’s art and culture or exploring the bushland - something you can’t do so easily in the city. Read on to hear more about their Wagga Wagga adventures.

1) Wagga Wagga Art Gallery – “Wagga Wagga is lucky to have such a great cultural space that shows exhibitions from local and nationally-recognised artists.”

2) Fitzmaurice Cafe – “This is a great place to meet clients for a coffee or a quick caffeine fix when we are on the go.”

3) Cave BBQCave is a great place to eat with a great atmosphere. Try the brisket burger and pair it with some mild chicken wings. We’ve seen some of their famous hot sauces bring people to tears, so caution is advised, but great taste is guaranteed.”

4) The Hampden/Romano’s Hotel – “Awesome cocktail list (or the drinks mixologist will make your favourite) and a great atmosphere. This bar and pub combo is the perfect place to catch up with friends on a Friday or Saturday night.”

5) Hume & Hovell Track (Tumbarumba) – “This part of the Hume & Hovell walking track just outside of Tumbarumba is a great place to stretch your legs and there are some great old relics from the gold mining days to be found.”

6) Wagga Beach – “Growing up in Wagga Wagga, a river float is a rite of passage. Basically you find anything that floats, get friends into a convoy and float along the snaking bends of the river. It’s relaxing and a great way to beat the heat in summer. There are also great areas at the beach for a barbecue with family or friends.

Ainsley and Damian in Wagga Wagga