Karratha footy trio kick goals with film screening

Shannon BeattiePilbara News
Sound recordist Robbie Stevenson, Rex English, 15, Braydon Fawcett, 15, director of photography Jim Frater and Jaxon Gordon, 15.
Camera IconSound recordist Robbie Stevenson, Rex English, 15, Braydon Fawcett, 15, director of photography Jim Frater and Jaxon Gordon, 15. Credit: Cath Trimboli

A group of footy players from Karratha Senior High School are set to be movie stars after their film idea was chosen by the Perth Festival to be made in to a short documentary.

The festival made the call for secondary students to pitch short film ideas to the theme of “the ground beneath our feet”, with 15-year-olds Rex English, Braydon Fawcett and Jaxon Gordon suggesting an idea titled Home Ground.

Their successful pitch resulted in producer Cath Trimboli and her team coming to Karratha to help the boys’ vision come to life.

“Their synopsis was about celebrating the connection people in the Pilbara have to their footy ground, how important it is and how connected they are to it,” she said.

“The three of them are great footy players in their own right, so it’s about connection not just to the ground but to your mates on the field.”

The boys spent two days developing the idea before starting filming, which focused on their journey to the footy club for training.

Their completed film will be screened during Perth Festival’s Lotterywest Films season at UWA Somerville and ECU Joondalup Pines and seen by thousands of people.

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