April 11th 2011
Young Magnetic film makers impress
Last night a whole bunch of Magnetic Island kids showed off their skills as budding film makers before a crowd of nearly 100 locals.
The event, set besides Sunbirdz cafe in the breezeway at Picnic Bay Mall, was the culmination of months of work put in by the young people with musician and videographer Matt Whitton. The results were impressive with a major production, Careful what you wish for, a wild-ride, magical slumber party, where some kids end up inside books and reading takes on some rather different dimensions. The film which included Tom Chappell, Felix Lewis, Gracelyn Baird, Darei Smith, Molly Fowler and Jade McLay, came with its own inbuilt adverts including one for a clapped out “Mithu-bithy” possibly the best gag of the night.
Following was Open up your eyes, a lovely, improvised music clip with more local kids playing their own material against images from Magnetic’s beautiful beaches: in and out of the water.
The final flick, A bit about Magnetic Island was a well-crafted and thoughtful piece by budding doco maker Daniel Staunton who interviewed knowledgable Islanders on the history and life of Magnetic.
The night was a treat for all who cherish Island creativity and Matt Whitton deserves much credit for developing the works with the young people to such a level.
It looks like the future of film making on Magnetic is in good and youthful hands.
The event was supported by Xstrata and Lifeline.
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