Friday, July 31, 2009


Our screening went fabulously last night with a full house!

Red Carpet Arrivals!

The School Zine does an interview with one of the filmmakers on the red carpet.

The filmmakers with Lia and Amie.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Our screening is tomorrow night and preparations are being made. The red carpet is ready and awaiting the 12 young first time filmmakers.

Also, the media has been interested in our journey. Check it out:

Copies of the films will be on sale on the night for a bargain World Premier price!!

See you there.

Monday, July 20, 2009

You are invited to attend our SCREENING...

Red Carpet Screening:
World Premier of 12 short documentaries by year 5 & 6 students from The Grange P-12 College.

WHEN: Friday 31 July 2009
5:30pm Red Carpet for 6pm Start.
WHERE: The Grange, Deloraine Campus Library, Deloraine Drive, Hoppers Crossing.
WHAT: Films, Food and Celebration!

My Story, My Place - Through the Lens: Film Class 2009

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Post Production

Students are now hard at work putting their films together.  There are many decisions to make in terms of music, sound effects, narrative etc. Some of the high school students have come in to help out with recording original music.

One student is even doing an animation.  This means drawing, drawing, drawing - scanning, scanning, scanning!

Edit, Edit, Edit!!!  Cut.... Paste... Trim...

Some of the students are creating the music for their films on the computers.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Out in the REAL world...

Excursion time.... what fun to be had and so much to learn about filmmaking!

Many thanks to local filmmaker Amiel Courtin-Wilson who met us at the Victorian College of Arts Film & TV department for a chat. A filmmaker with numerous awards and a world of experience under his belt, Amiel was a great inspiration to the whole class. Students were delighted to find out that his first film was made when he was about the same age as them. He showed us some of his films and gave some very honest answers to some very challenging questions asked by the students. We all learnt a lot from him. Amiel's film, Barstardy, is being released around Australia in June 2009. (

We went along to Little Big Shorts, a film festival especially for kids. The students enjoyed a program of short films from The Netherlands, Bangladesh, USA and Australia. We were lucky to have one of the filmmakers, Tali Ga-lon in the crowd. Students had an opportunity to ask her about her animation Lucille.

Lunch in Fed Square...

Some students took the opportunity to get some shots for their films.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Production Time

The local newspaper, The Werribee Banner, came to see what we are up to and take some photos of the students at work.

Production has started which means filming, dancing, eating, interviewing.... Parents have come in for interviews and also brought some special cultural foods.  The students' stories of culture and identity are starting to unfold.