BUDDING filmmakers from Cyril Jackson Senior Campus claimed top prize in the Your SAY, Your Call competition for their film Dead Line this month.
The competition is run by WA Police and Constable Care Child Safety Foundation.
Alexander Andrew Mhawira, Ben Randall, Mingho Tong, Jordan Hunt and Kelliane Jewel were recognised at an awards ceremony at Methodist Ladies’ College on August 17.
Dead Line is based on a student who turns to drugs to deal with exam pressure and the subsequent consequences of that drug use.
Co-director Alexander Andrew said he filmed the two-minute film with his Samsung Galaxy S7 in one day, and spent three days editing the film.
“There was only one (film) that was as good as ours but we are also happy that we can win and spread the awareness,” he said.
“We put another story into Dead Line where Kelliane could not save the student from the drugs.”
Actor and co-director Ben said students could take other “escape routes” to stress, such as making films.
“People can be driven to do drugs and it is definitely something that will not solve your problems,” he said.
“Whenever you do something that you love, it is almost therapeutic.
“There is always help out there if you need it.”
Meanwhile, six John Forrest Secondary College students were named top 10 finalists for their film Regret which explored alcohol-fuelled violence.