Karratha students’ film to screen at Perth Festival

Alicia PereraPilbara News
Karratha Senior High School students Will Graham and Ryley Hinchcliffe, both 16, work on their Perth Festival documentary with a film-making crew at 40 Mile Beach.
Camera IconKarratha Senior High School students Will Graham and Ryley Hinchcliffe, both 16, work on their Perth Festival documentary with a film-making crew at 40 Mile Beach. Credit: Kenta McGrath

The Dampier Archipelago is the star of a short film developed by a pair of Karratha students which is set to screen at next year’s Perth Festival.

Working with professional filmmaker Kenta McGrath, KSHS students Ryley Hinchcliffe and William Graham, both 16, spent last week filming a documentary on the festival’s theme of “water that is important to you”.

Called The Source, it features the boys travelling through the waters and islands of the Dampier Archipelago on their boat.

The film is part of a festi-val mentorship program in which four WA high school students’ short document-aries were selected to be made with a professional crew and featured on the event program.

The completed films will be screened at the Perth Festival’s Museum of Water exhibition from February 7-March 23 at the Fremantle Arts Centre and to audiences at UWA Somerville and ECU Joondalup Pines as part of the Lotterywest Films series.

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