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