Busso students named best young filmmakers in Aus

Busselton Dunsborough Times
Jayden Jackson-Alexander, Joshua Wittwer and Blake Madden have added to their awards haul for their film The Key.
Camera IconJayden Jackson-Alexander, Joshua Wittwer and Blake Madden have added to their awards haul for their film The Key.

Busselton high school students could be the next big things in filmmaking if a recent swag of awards is anything to go by.

Georgiana Molloy Anglican School student Isabella Rogers has won Murdoch University’s coveted Golden Mesh Award, while Cornerstone Christian College’s Joshua Wittwer, Blake Madden and Jayden Jackson-Alexander have won a national film prize.

Isabella was awarded The Golden Mesh gong after being selected by a panel of industry experts for the most outstanding submission across all media categories for her short film, Schiz.

The awards were open to entrants in Years 10 and 11 in the categories of screen production, journalism, creative writing, games art, graphic design, sound production, theatre and drama, radio, public relations, and web communication.

Out of the four finalists in the screen production category, three of the students were from Georgiana Molloy Anglican School.

Georgiana Molloy Anglican School MESH Awards finalists Poppy Treloar and Lucy Wiese with winner Isabella Rogers, centre.
Camera IconGeorgiana Molloy Anglican School MESH Awards finalists Poppy Treloar and Lucy Wiese with winner Isabella Rogers, centre.

Poppy Treloar and Lucy Wiese joined Isabella as finalists.

For Joshua, Blake and Jackson, their award for best film in the 2019 My State Student Film Festival added to their winning streak in the filmmaking arena.

Their film, The Key, was a finalist in the Cinesnaps Short Film Competition, which is part of the CinefestOz Film Festival.

The trio came up with every element of the film together and travelled to Perth to film the short piece in Chinatown as a substitute for the movie’s setting in Japan.

They said winning the competition boosted their confidence as up-and-coming filmmakers.

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