Home­grown star hopes to in­spire stu­dents

Pilbara News - - News - Louise Alling­ham

Some lucky Kar­ratha Senior High School drama stu­dents have been given free tick­ets to Moon­rise Cin­ema’s screen­ing of Jun­gle, thanks to the City of Kar­ratha and Pil­bara-raised ac­tor Joel Jack­son.

Jack­son vis­ited the school in Septem­ber and spoke to drama stu­dents about the next phase in their life out­side of school as well as his ex­pe­ri­ences since he left the school 10 years ago.

Stu­dent Em­ber Pheonix, 17, said she en­joyed Jack­son’s visit.

“He gave us ad­vice on im­pro­vi­sa­tion and how to study for ex­ams and very help­ful things that we def­i­nitely needed,” she said.

Jun­gle is Jack­son’s first fea­ture film.

Based on a true story, Jun­gle is a har­row­ing tale of sur­vival in which Yossi Ghins­berg ven­tures into the depths of the Ama­zon rain­for­est with two friends and a mys­te­ri­ous guide.

Jack­son said he hoped the screen­ing would in­spire a new gen­er­a­tion of artists and per­form­ers in the re­gion.

“I wanted to bring Jun­gle back to share it with ev­ery­one at home and also to share with the next gen­er­a­tion of artists com­ing out of the area,” he said,

“I hope that the screen­ing in­spires them and gets them think­ing big about their fu­ture, any­thing is pos­si­ble.”

Jun­gle screens on Fri­day and Satur­day at Moon­rise Cin­ema, Kar­ratha.

Picture: Louise Alling­ham

Kar­ratha Senior high School Stu­dents are given free tick­ets to Moon­rise Cin­ema's screen­ing of Jun­gle by City of Kar­ratha Mayor Peter Long.

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