Silver screen dream

Tari JeffersBusselton Dunsborough Times
Former Nannup resident Shae Cartledge-Giovinazzo has moved to Melbourne on a full scholarship to pursue her film-making dreams.
Camera IconFormer Nannup resident Shae Cartledge-Giovinazzo has moved to Melbourne on a full scholarship to pursue her film-making dreams. Credit: Supplied

A former Nannup resident has moved to Melbourne on a scholarship to pursue filmmaking as a career.

Shae Cartledge-Giovinazzo has been awarded the annual full scholarship to SAE Creative Media Institute.

Ms Cartledge-Giovinazzo moved to the institute in Melbourne last month to start her classes.

She was inspired to study film after creating videos for WA community Group Nurture Works Foundation, an organisation aimed at empowering children.

While working on the project she developed a passion for purpose-driven filmmaking.

“I'm interested in human rights issues and experimental film. In my studies I’d like to see how these concepts can intersect and interact with each other,” Ms Cartledge-Giovinazzo said.

“I was excited by SAE’s encouragement of students to use their voice in all aspects of their learning journey, from academic application to addressing issues of a social and welfare nature.

“Since being in Melbourne, I’m already meeting and networking with other filmmakers. That is so exciting to me.”

SAE’s Australasia general manager Matt Evans said Ms Cartledge-Giovinazzo’s submission was chosen from a a big pool of candidates.

“We’re delighted to welcome a candidate of Shae’s calibre to the SAE community,” he said.

“It is wonderful to be able to offer a scholarship to such a worthy recipient.

“Shae is a talented young and purposeful creative who has a promising future in film ahead of her.”

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