Central Bendigo transformed into 1940s Boston on Tuesday as filming for Road to Boston took place.
More than 300 cast, crew and background actors were on set through the day with filming taking place in front of the Conservatory Garden in the morning before taking place outside of the Bendigo Law Courts in the afternoon.
Location manager John Greene said it was fantastic to see the transformation of Bendigo for the day.
"It's been awesome," he said. "It looks fantastic down there with the (set) dressing and beautiful buildings in the background, it's going to come up really well.
"It's always a pleasure with something of scale of this. Locations (usually) might only be 50 metres or 100 metres long but this is the marathon component and is across 800m at each location.
"So it is rewarding when you see it run through with beautiful light and everything else as well."
Bendigo background performer Michael Moffat will return for his second day of work on Wednesday.
Mr Moffat had been busy supporting the runners dressed in his 1940s costume.
"I've mainly been a spectator and have had to cheer and clap but do it silently (so as not to ruin any audio," he said. "I just thought this was another kick up bum to get out and do something. It was my first day filming (on Tuesday) but I will be back (on Wednesday).
"It has been very strange to see Bendigo (made up into Boston). But when they filmed Salem's Lot in Creswick in 2003, my mum owned the hotel and I wasthere watching all of that. It's amazing what they can do."
Filming was scheduled to take place in Wattle Street on Monday but was cancelled due to forecasts of storms.
McKenzie and Wattle streets, along with the Sacred Heart Cathedral, will provide a backdrop for film crews on Wednesday.
It looks fantastic down there with the (set) dressing and beautiful buildings in the background.John Greene
"We had to roll the dice because it just cost so much and we had so much infrastructure and resources still in Melbourne," Mr Greene said.
"We're probably running at $150,000 to $200,000 a day, so it was cheaper to make sure we got it the next day and condensed the filming.
"(Wednesday) is our last day of shooting barring some pick-up shots. I think it was a two-month shoot in Korea and the Australian shoot is 13 working days but with scale (of the shoot) in Bendigo, Ballarat and Geelong, it has been a big effort."