Reserved for Judgement: Doubleview filmmakers takes out MyState Film Festival award


Emilie Lowe won best film in her category at the MyState Film Festival.
Emilie Lowe won best film in her category at the MyState Film Festival.

ASPIRING Doubleview filmmaker Emilie Lowe has won a national award for her short film.

The 18-year-old won best film in the post Year 10 to university category of the MyState Film Festival held in Tasmania.

Her film Reserved for Judgement was created as part of her Year 12 media studies at St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School last year.

Lowe described it as a psychological drama about an angel who is cast out from heaven for displaying the sin of vanity.

“I have always had a fascination with the symbolism of angels and religious imagery, due to its history and beauty,” she said.

“I wanted to create a social comment about the corruption of youth by the adult world.

“I chose an angel to be the central character of my film as she would represent the innocence and naivety that is often attributed to youth before they enter adulthood.”

She said she wrote the script, filmed and edited the piece within a few months and was “extremely surprised” with her win.

“As I was competing against university students who had teams of 5 plus members working on their films, with professional equipment, I felt like a true underdog,” she said.

Lowe is studying script writing at university and hopes to work professionally in film and TV.

“In the future I would love to work as a script writer for the film and television industry, creating provocative dialogue and thought-provoking scenes,” she said.

“Film is an amazing platform to raise social issues and express your creativity.”

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