PORT SHORTS SUCCESS
In 2007, after seven years teaching at Mossman State High School and inspired by the film culture that Port Shorts had established in the area, I was able to convince enough students to be a part of introducing Film, Television and New Media, a senior authority subject, into the school curriculum.
Today, seven years later, Mossman State High School has four classes of film students in years 10, 11 and 12, and between them (and two very talented grade seven students), they had ten films selected for Friday’s inaugural Port Shorts Young Filmmakers Awards. Considering the evening showcased 20 films in total, the students ought to be very proud of their efforts and achievements.
I just wanted to say thanks. To the Julia’s, the John Rumney’s, the Michael’s, the Port Shorts Executives (past and present), the musos, the characters … to every person that makes this place what it is - this town and the Douglas Shire have such a unique and special character and it is thanks to you.
Elliot Davidson, Mossman