Scene set for Ethan’s ca­reer

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - An­nie Perets

MONTO State High School Year 8 stu­dent Ethan Grubb has got­ten a sneak pre­view as to what his fu­ture as a film writer, di­rec­tor and ac­tor might look like.

The young as­pir­ing film­maker was one of six Queens­land win­ners in The Sun­corp Bank Fu­ture Film Maker Award, which al­lowed him to take part in a two-day ad­vanced film mak­ing pro­gram on the Gold Coast.

“To en­ter The Sun­corp Bank Fu­ture Film Maker Award I had to make a 30 sec­ond to one minute film about why I want to be a film­maker,” Ethan said.

“I filmed it at home and worked on it oc­ca­sion­ally for 3-4 weeks do­ing film­ing, edit­ing and spe­cial ef­fects.

“My sib­lings helped with some of this.”

The com­pe­ti­tion was open to stu­dents who pre­vi­ously par­tic­i­pated in a Queens­land Tour­ing Film Festival Film Mak­ing Work­shops, and Ethan qual­i­fied as he at­tended a work­shop in Monto.

“At the film­mak­ing work­shop in Monto last year I learnt about film­ing, cam­era an­gles and edit­ing and made a short film to raise aware­ness about lit­ter­ing,” he said.

“The work­shop at the Gold Coast taught me about screen­writ­ing and short films.”

Since start­ing out us­ing a dig­i­tal cam­era and lap­top with his broth­ers and sis­ters, Ethan now hopes to write, di­rect and act in films as a ca­reer.

He listed Tom Hanks, Robert Downey Jr, Arnold Sch­warzeneg­ger, Jim Car­rey and the late Robin Wil­liams as some of his favourite ac­tors.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

SNEAK PEEK: Ethan Grubb got a taste of be­ing a pro­fes­sional film­maker, and play with some cool gear, on the Gold Coast.

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