Karratha students’ short films to air at REAF

Shannon BeattiePilbara News
Tyla Drew, 14 and Scarlett Andrijasevich, 15 on the set of their short film.
Camera IconTyla Drew, 14 and Scarlett Andrijasevich, 15 on the set of their short film. Credit: Catherine Trimboli

Karratha Senior High School students will see their visions come to life on the big screen next month when short films they produced are screened at the Red Earth Arts Festival.

A WA film crew was in Karratha last week working with four students to produce two films which aim to celebrate young people from the region and share their stories, inspired by the people and places around them.

Lunica Productions director Cath Trimboli said the film project encouraged students to develop stories that explored the theme My Town in the Pilbara.

“It’s about exploring what it means to be a young person growing up in this region and lending their voice to a local concern,” she said.

“The groups got hands-on experience and mentoring from a professional crew using the latest equipment in content creation.”

Tyla Drew, Scarlett Andrijasevich, Selena Thompson and Baylee Turner spent last week working with a professional producer, director of photography, and sound recordist, and over the next couple of weeks will be actively involved in the editing process.

Ms Trimboli said the project gave the students something they could be proud of, which was a truly uplifting-experience.

“Working in teams is an extremely important and essential part of the filmmaking process,” she said.

“It encourages them to value their voice and their ideas, to speak up, to be good communicators, to be effective listeners, and also take on constructive criticism.”

The Red Earth Arts Festival begins in Karratha on Friday, September 6.

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