Film­maker’s big win in Mi­ami

The Chronicle - - NEWS - Char­lotte Lam char­lotte.lam@thechron­i­cle.com.au

A TOOWOOMBA film­maker’s fi­nal univer­sity project has won an award at a pres­ti­gious Mi­ami film fes­ti­val.

Not only was Iain Ful­ton’s film Vel­vet Boule­vard se­lected to be screened at the 3rd An­nual Widescreen Film and Mu­sic Video Fes­ti­val in Mi­ami, it also took out the award for best vis­ual ef­fects.

Mr Ful­ton is back on home soil af­ter brush­ing shoul­ders with the who’s who of the Amer­i­can film in­dus­try.

“I trav­elled all around the United States but spent a while in Florida be­cause there were lots of events, screen­ings, award shows and even a yacht to at­tend to,” he laughed.

“When I saw the other nom­i­nees, I re­signed my­self to los­ing straight away so it was won­der­ful to come home with the lit­tle gold tro­phy.”

Mr Ful­ton was a stay-at-home dad un­til he de­cided to study cre­ative me­dia at the Univer­sity of South­ern Queens­land. He grad­u­ated last year.

Vel­vet Boule­vard is a crime drama set in Amer­ica in 1987.

“They were im­pressed that I did it all by my­self. A lot of the other films had a fair bit of money and post-pro­duc­tion costs be­hind them but I was one guy with a com­puter which a lot of peo­ple in Amer­ica couldn’t be­lieve was pos­si­ble,” he said.

Mr Ful­ton plans to film a west­ern later this year.

“The sub-genre has been done be­fore but not the way I will do it,” he said.

“It will all be shot with a green screen and be com­pletely com­posed with 3D mod­els.” Fol­low him at youtube.com/user/Su­perE­gor01.

I was one guy with a com­puter which a lot of peo­ple in Amer­ica couldn’t be­lieve was pos­si­ble. — Film­maker Iain Ful­ton

PHOTO: CONTRIBUTED

HELLO HOL­LY­WOOD: Toowoomba film­maker Iain Ful­ton films a scene from his award-win­ning film Vel­vet Boule­vard.

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