Filming of US drama La Brea is currently underway in Melbourne.
As first revealed by TV Tonight, scenes involving a sink hole opening up are being shot this week in Port Melbourne (note red visual markers for CGI artists on the street).
Stationary cars have also been placed on opposite sides of roads, to reflect US driving conditions.
Crews are shooting in Bay Street in a block with retail and modern apartments, with local palm trees adding a touch of LA.
The sink hole separates family and opens up a portal to prehistoric times (!).
Further shooting will take place around Victoria until September.