Teenage filmmakers donate profits to charity.
Budding filmmakers Georgina Nu, Nina Jeffs and Cherry Chu are delighted to have successfully screened their second short-film Wrangle recently in a private screening to friends and family at Georgina and Nina’s local school, ACG Parnell.
At only 13 and 14 these girls delight in the eccentric comedy genre and the characters they have formed over months of screen writing during breaks and after school. Learning at the coalface last year in their first attempt at filmmaking, they have made many changes to their approach, one which signals maturity and resilience when barriers come their way.
“This year we really needed everyone to be reliable, even though they weren’t being paid, so to do this we made a contract that was signed by all cast and crew. We also made a detailed timetable to ensure everyone was in the right place at the right time,” says Georgina, Year 9, ACG Parnell.
The parents of the filmmakers helped unobtrusively, providing snacks, and one parent opened their home to be part of the film set. Georgina’s Mum, Min Luo, noticed a substantial difference in their approach this year.
“In my opinion, the most important thing is the experience in working cooperatively together, by learning together and helping each other to achieve their goal,” says Min Luo.
“The initiative Georgina and Nina have shown in developing this film has been exceptional, especially as they had a good understanding of what they were getting themselves into this year. It takes a lot of work outside of school hours to successfully complete a thirty minute film. We are thrilled for them and are happy to help where we can given how committed they are to their film endeavours,” said Larne Edmeades, Principal, ACG Parnell.
The filmmakers will have a public screening of Wrangle later in the year. They girls are committed to fundraising for next year’s film, with a portion of any money raised going to a charity of their choice.