Filmbites Youth Film School helps students make movies


Jessica O'Connor (Filmbites Youth Film School, centre) with course participants. Picture: Martin Kennealey d452804
Jessica O'Connor (Filmbites Youth Film School, centre) with course participants. Picture: Martin Kennealey d452804

FILMBITES Youth Film School helped youngsters learn to make movies this month.

The City of Wanneroo’s youth team hosted the free workshops at The Drop in Carramar, inviting youth to help make a movie about the community.

Youth engagement officer Laura Hardy said the workshops ran over two weeks with 20 cast and crew members who took on the roles of actor, director and behind the scenes camera, lighting and sound.

“This included two separate groups (younger age group and older age group) who made separate movies based on their interpretation of this theme,” she said.

“Despite two different storylines, both movies included elements of communities being divided but finding a way to come together through teamwork, leadership, positivity and adherence to society’s rules and laws.”

The final movies, Locked Up and Uncommunity Spirit, will be premiered at the Wanneroo Civic Centre on May 20.