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Filmmakers Steal the Show


14 November 2019

Filmmakers Steal the Show

Filmmakers Steal the Show

Aspiring young Scotch College filmmakers have taken out the top gong at the Adelaide International Youth Film Festival.

The group of Year 11 students won best secondary school film with their film noir-inspired piece, Malt Fiction. Director Harry McGinty, 16, said winning the award alongside his friends was special.

“This is my first entry into a film festival,” Harry, of Hawthorndene, said.

“It was pretty awesome to win, it was a surprise. I don’t think I would have achieved it without any of my mates involved.”

Students Fletcher Turale and Jim Martin, both 16, starred in the film, which follows a detective as he hunts down the thief of his beloved Maltesers.

Assistant director Mieka Thompson-Mills, 17, said using Maltesers added humour to the film and also inspired the name Malt Fiction.

“We filmed it in a couple of days but the planning and editing took us about a month,” Mieka, of Burnside, said.

Belair Primary School took out the primary category and Wilderness won the middle school prize.

-- original article appeared in The Advertiser, Friday 15 November 2019. Photo: ROY VANDERVEGT/AAP

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