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Model on mission to tell whale tale
The West Australian Model on mission to tell whale tale

East Fremantle-raised model and actress Emma Booth is on a mission and has a story to tell.

It's not about her 10 years in the fashion industry in Milan, Paris and New York or her film career.

The story is one of fellow West Australian Tim Winton's and her mission to get his Miles Franklin-winning novel Shallows on the big screen.

The novel on whaling from the 1830s to 1970s was about an important time in Australia which everyone should know about, Booth, 29, said.

The model, who was last home to film Winton's Cloudstreet, has joined renowned local producer Steve Van Mil to find someone to make the movie.

"I think it would be great for WA to have a film like this made here," she said.

They have taken the text to director Peter Weir and Booth said there was a lot of interest.

For the past three weeks Booth has been on holiday with her family in Busselton and, though she loves the constant travelling for her work, she does not want to live anywhere other than WA.