Shin­ing brightly

Central and North Burnett Times - - SCHOOL NEWS -

BRITTNI Crofts is in the lime­light again.

The 17-year-old was a reg­u­lar fea­ture in Mun­dub­bera news un­til she moved to Mary­bor­ough at the end of 2010, to com­plete her sec­ondary ed­u­ca­tion.

To­wards the end of her first year at Aldridge State School in Mary­bor­ough, she was elected one of the school cap­tains for 2012 and re­cently she was recog­nised for her cre­ative tal­ents.

At the school’s awards night Brittni re­ceived film and tele­vi­sion, dra­maand mu­sic awards and an aca­demic dis­tinc­tion.

This was fol­lowed by the film awards night for students or­gan­ised by Mary­bor­ough Arts Coun­cil to recog­nise the film mak­ing tal­ents of high school students in the Fraser Coast area.

“My teacher, Mr Gunn en­tered my two films,” Brittni said.

“Mr Gunn was ac­tu­ally a teacher at Mun­dub­bera a few years ago.

“I was thrilled to re­ceive six of the nine awards for the evening.”

Brittni won best screen­play, best edit­ing, best film, best di­rec­tor, best mu­sic and sound de­sign and best spe­cial ef­fects.

“And two of the peo­ple in my film won best ac­tor and best ac­tress,” Brittni said, adding she loved mak­ing films and had no idea they­were as good as judges said.“There was a very in­ter­est­ing re­ac­tion from the au­di­ence when Brightly (my film about de­pres­sion) was screened. Ev­ery­one in the the­atre was dead silent,” she said.

“Even when it fin­ished, there­was like a sigh from some peo­ple and then a loud ap­plause rolled in. “It was very emo­tional.”

Brittni said she in­tended to keep mak­ing films that in­spired and en­cour­aged.

FILM STAR: Brittni Crofts has a pos­i­tive im­pact.

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