Students’ video to premiere

Bashaer Salam Abdulahad and Ngun Khin Sung, students from Aranmore Catholic College’s Intensive English Centre. Picture: Brian Mitchell www.communitypix.com.au d415032
Bashaer Salam Abdulahad and Ngun Khin Sung, students from Aranmore Catholic College’s Intensive English Centre. Picture: Brian Mitchell www.communitypix.com.au d415032

But Tornado vs Cobra is much more than a high school project, with the music video set to premiere at Fringe World Festival this Friday.

Created by students at Aranmore Catholic College’s Intensive English Centre, the video follows the story of reporter Max Torando’s quest to fight crime and injustice.

Project artistic director and YMCA Perth community arts manager Poppy van Oorde-Grainger said the upcoming screening would highlight the students’ skills and engagement with art.

‘At the beginning of the project, the students said they wanted to make a kung-fu movie/music video, so we have spent the last 12 months writing scripts, making costumes and trying to fight like Jackie Chan,’ she said.

The students got some hands-on advice from Downsyde’s Scott ‘Optamus’ Griffiths (rapper), Felicity Groom (musician), Sam Longley (comedian) and Andy Fraser (fight director).

Teacher Greg Lowe said the project had helped boost the students’ confidence.

‘One student said that making the music video made him feel like they were all together, one community, united,’ he said.

The project was a part of the YMCA Drug Aware Open Art’s Welcome to My World project.

Fact box
WHAT: YMCA Perth Drug Aware Open Arts program, Tornado vs Cobra premiere
WHERE: Piazza Screen, corner of James Street and Lake Street
WHEN: 1.30pm to 2.30pm on Friday, February 14