Student film in top 10

Short film finalist Rory Henderson with media teacher Melissa Farrell in the grounds of St Mark’s Anglican Community School.
Short film finalist Rory Henderson with media teacher Melissa Farrell in the grounds of St Mark’s Anglican Community School.

St Mark’s Anglican Community School Year 12 student and Kallaroo resident Rory Henderson is in the running to win $1000 and a trip to Canberra for his short film Affected.

The film focuses on the effects of alcohol and illicit drugs on teenagers in years 11 and 12.

Creator of the SAY project, Acting Sergeant Tam McKeown, said teenagers were often reluctant to take on board advice from adults.

‘The SAY project aims to harness their enthusiasm, innovation and creativity to empower them to become educators of other youth on topical subjects,’ Sgt McKeown said.

To win, Rory must get the most views/likes on the online video.

The winner will present their film to Prime Minister Tony Abbott at Parliament House.

There are also $1000 prizes for second, third and fourth place.

The awards ceremony will be held on November 20 at the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre.

Visit www.youtube.com and search ‘SAY Project, Affected’.