Film festival to showcase local AFLW rising star

Top row (standing) David Duong on lighting, Balázs Kajcsa camera assist, Jasmin Stewart, producer Gabby Ho, City of Vincent deputy mayor Susan Gontaszewski, director Jake Blackburn & cinematographer Mahmudul Raz.
Sitting row Alexander Tull as sound/cam assist, Jacob Morgan De-Laine as Grip, & Marlanie Haerewa as runner. Photo: Supplied.
Top row (standing) David Duong on lighting, Balázs Kajcsa camera assist, Jasmin Stewart, producer Gabby Ho, City of Vincent deputy mayor Susan Gontaszewski, director Jake Blackburn & cinematographer Mahmudul Raz. Sitting row Alexander Tull as sound/cam assist, Jacob Morgan De-Laine as Grip, & Marlanie Haerewa as runner. Photo: Supplied.

THE HOPES and dreams of a young rising local football star are the centrepiece of a new documentary.

One Girl’s Fire followed Jasmin Stewart – who plays for Claremont in the WAFLW and is signed to the Fremantle Dockers AFLW side – as she chased her goal of making it in to the top competition.

The film is one of three that was selected for funding as part of the City of Vincent Film Project in collaboration with the Revelation Perth International Film Festival, alongside The Throwback and Persia’s Pantry.

Producer Gabby Ho said it was fantastic to see women “out there kicking it in the same arena as men, but it also shows how far we have to come”.

“It’s been such a pleasure meeting Jas and following her journey, because it shows that no matter who you are, grit goes a long way,” she said.

“It’s a nice sense of hope that we can carve out our own futures.”

Director Jake Blackburn said it was amazing to know the film would premiere at Luna Cinema during the festival.

“The process in making the film has been incredible, I love that the initiative challenged me to look around the community that I live in to find an interesting story to tell,” he said.

“Jas is an amazing individual and I have seen how much grit and determination she has, so hopefully we can push ourselves in the filmmaking as much as she pushes herself on the field.”

One Girl’s Fire will have its premiere at Revelation in July.