Bassendean: Year 11 Trinity student wins Life in Pictures prize

Trinity College Y11 students Charlie Clark (Bassendean), Alexander Nguyen (Bedford) and Jacob Del Casale (Kingsley). Charlie Clark won the under 17 award for Life in Pictures short film competition in July. His film, My Hero, depicts the story of his great grandfather.  Picture: Andrew Ritchie   d471989
Trinity College Y11 students Charlie Clark (Bassendean), Alexander Nguyen (Bedford) and Jacob Del Casale (Kingsley). Charlie Clark won the under 17 award for Life in Pictures short film competition in July. His film, My Hero, depicts the story of his great grandfather. Picture: Andrew Ritchie d471989

A BASSENDEAN filmmaker and his two friends are hoping to enter the film industry after winning an award for their documentary My Hero.

Trinity College Year 11 student Charlie Clark won the under-17 award at the Life in Pictures short film competition last month, and acknowledged his friends Alex Nguyen, of Bedford, and Kingsley resident Jacob Del Casale who helped make the film.

The trio spearheaded their media, production and analysis class during the production of My Hero – which was based on Jacob’s great-grandfather and tackled the theme of attitudes towards ageing.

Charlie was in charge of the editing, Jacob did the voiceover and Alex wrote the script.

Charlie said the win was a “big shock” and they were proud to see their film showed at the 2017 Revelation Perth International Film Festival at Luna Leederville on July 10.

Jacob said his 93-year-old great grandfather was in tears when he watched the film.

“(The film) was about how elderly people can be pursued as superheroes and I thought of him straight away because he is like a hero to me,” he said

“I thought also it would be good for me to keep for later in life, even if we did not win it.

“He said this was probably the proudest thing anyone had ever done for me.”

Alex said the production process was a “plot twist” because it took the class a term to complete and they handed the final product on the last day it was due.

Trinity College teacher Melissa Coleman said other students also helped with the film.

“In the past, media could be seen as watching movies but now everyone has got a movie maker on their phone and constantly making media,” she said.

“Now, they can refine those skills and make really good stories.”