Ca­reers beckon for girls on film

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion - By SO­PHIE GABRIELLE

THREE of the 15 fi­nal­ists in the Bond Univer­sity Film and Tele­vi­sion Awards (BUFTA) are Pres­by­te­rian Ladies’ Col­lege stu­dents.

My Fu­ture by Year 12 stu­dent Olivia De Jonge and Milk by fel­low Year 12 stu­dents In­dia Ste­wart and Sarah Ghos­sein were among 200 en­tries across Aus­tralia in the awards.

The fi­nal­ists will be flown to Brisbane for the awards cer­e­mony on Novem­ber 28, when the win­ner will be an­nounced.

Olivia re­cently ap­peared in the M. Night Shya­malan movie The Visit and in the ABC se­ries The Hid­ing.

She will start work on Syd­ney­based movie Safe Neigh­bour­hood in Jan­uary.

“We were all sur­prised to be named as fi­nal­ists in BUFTA,” Olivia said.

“My film is a po­etic doc­u­men­tary about the anx­i­eties of grow­ing up in to­day’s so­ci­ety.

“It was a great ex­pe­ri­ence and fun but really hard; it was a big learn­ing curve.”

Milk is a dark com­edy about a young boy suf­fer­ing from a milk ad­dic­tion, star­ring Scotch Col­lege stu­dent Char­lie Tesser.

All three stu­dents said they planned to con­tinue study­ing or work­ing in film af­ter school.

Olivia De Jonge, In­dia Ste­wart and Sarah Ghos­sein.

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