School cre­ates Perth Fes­ti­val doco

Pilbara News - - Front Page - Shan­non Beat­tie

A group of footy play­ers from Kar­ratha Se­nior High School are set to be movie stars af­ter their film idea was cho­sen by the Perth Fes­ti­val to be made in to a short doc­u­men­tary.

The fes­ti­val made the call for sec­ondary stu­dents to pitch short film ideas to the theme of “the ground be­neath our feet”, with 15-year-olds Rex English, Bray­don Fawcett and Jaxon Gor­don sug­gest­ing an idea ti­tled Home Ground.

Their suc­cess­ful pitch re­sulted in pro­ducer Cath Trim­boli and her team com­ing to Kar­ratha to help the boys’ vi­sion come to life.

“Their synop­sis was about cel­e­brat­ing the con­nec­tion peo­ple in the Pil­bara have to their footy ground, how im­por­tant it is and how con­nected they are to it,” she said.

“The three of them are great footy play­ers in their own right, so it’s about con­nec­tion not just to the ground but to your mates on the field.”

The boys spent two days de­vel­op­ing the idea be­fore start­ing film­ing, which fo­cused on their jour­ney to the footy club for train­ing.

Their com­pleted film will be screened dur­ing Perth Fes­ti­val’s Lot­tery­west Films sea­son at UWA Somerville and ECU Joon­dalup Pines and seen by thou­sands of peo­ple.

Pic­ture: Cath Trim­boli

Sound recordist Rob­bie Steven­son, Rex English, 15, Bray­don Fawcett, 15, di­rec­tor of pho­tog­ra­phy Jim Frater and Jaxon Gor­don, 15.

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