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Golden dreams on red carpet

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Warner resident Sam Heaslip was one of the major winners of the Mash it Up short film awards.

Warner resident Sam Heaslip was one of the major winners of the Mash it Up short film awards.

Budding filmmakers and Warner residents Sam Heaslip and James Vose were among the winners crowned at a region-wide youth film festival last weekend.

The boys’ respective films, What’s the Deal? and Ben Needs a Friend, were two of the standout entries at this year’s Mash It Up short film festival awards held at the Redcliffe Cultural Centre on 13 April.

Sam won both $300 and the award for Most Outstanding Actor for his role in What’s the Deal?, while James received an encouragement award for his short film employing stop-motion effects.

Emmie Seaton and Mateuse Pingol’s short film, Les Rêves, took out the top award for the 16 to 25 years age group.

The film was described by the judges as being, “very emotive” and “a brilliant mixture of colour, language, emotion and technique.”

The award for the best film by entrants aged 12 to 15 years was The Exterminators, by Redcliffe trio Charlie Butcher,  Thomas Weaver and Amy-Rose Butche.

The Mash It Up red carpet  event also saw  brothers Jacob and Mitchell Gibbs take home their third straight award with their animated film Lego Ninjago.

In total, $2400 in prize money was distributed between the winners of the 10 awards, an initiative of Moreton Bay Regional Council libraries.


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