He is only 12 and a first-time filmmaker.
But that hasn’t stopped William Bryant from securing a screening of his movie in this year’s Indie Gems Film Festival at Riverside Theatres, Parramatta.
‘‘It’s about a TV show called What’s Everybody Talking About?,’’ William, a year 7 student at Muirfield High School, said.
‘‘I’m the reporter in it and I interview three people about what they think kindness is.’’
Kindness was the theme chosen by film festival founder John L Simpson, of North Rocks, for his inaugural Student Film Competition for western Sydney students aged 8 to 17.
William’s short film will be shown along with other finalists’ work on Saturday at 2pm — the last day of the three-day film festival. The festival started yesterday.
For more on the student film competition, watch the video:
“I can’t wait to watch these inspiring young people as they see their work on a giant screen,’’ Mr Simpson said.
Prizes include cash, a digital camera and movie tickets.
Mr Simpson said another highlight of the festival, which starts on Thursday, September 12, is Akmal Saleh’s new documentary Pharoah vs the Egyptians.
‘‘It’s about the Egyptian uprising and how social media was used to break down a government,’’ Mr Simpson said.
The festival aims to promote and celebrate independent films and film-makers and includes a Best in the West award for an independent feature film by a western Sydney film-maker, as well as networking opportunities.
■ Book your seat at Indie Gems: 8839 3399 or via riversideparramatta.com.au
■ Read more about Akmal Saleh's film at: http://www.parramattasun.com.au/story/1772217/video-comedian-akmal-saleh-launches-documentary-in-parramatta/?cs=1497