WA Screen Awards: Eames cream of the Murdoch crop

Wayne Davies was named best actor.
Wayne Davies was named best actor.

GRADUATE Richard Eames headlined a successful evening for Murdoch University at the 2016 Western Australian Screen Awards, winning three awards for his short comedy Flushed.

Mr Eames was presented with the People’s Choice Award, Best Script: Short Form and Best Editing: Short Form gongs.

The best actor award went posthumously to late Murdoch screen student Wayne Davies.

Murdoch University staff and alumni secured a total of nine accolades at the prestigious ceremony, held at the Heath Ledger Theatre earlier this month.

Murdoch media graduate and current PhD student Owen Beck won two awards for his Cambodian-set feature Bngvel: Best Direction and Best Cinematography (jointly with Cameron Frost).

The short drama Sol Bunker, produced by Murdoch film lecturer Glen Stasiuk and directed by current Masters student and staff member Nathan Mewett, won three awards from its five nominations.

Erika Jellis, a Murdoch communication and media graduate, won the Best Production Design award for her work on Sol Bunker.

Murdoch sound lecturer Leo Murray won Best Sound: Short Form.

Ben Morton, a screen and sound graduate and Murdoch Media Centre employee, won the Best Original Music award with his collaborator Thomas Campbell.