Yesterday night, on the 15th of September, all of the grade 5’s and 6’s got the chance to go to the Berwick Lodge Film Festival that we hold every year. This event is to show all the kids and their parents the films that they have edited, filmed or acted in. It is held at the Drum Theatre in Dandenong around the time of the end of term 3. All the kids and parent have to purchase tickets from the Drum Theatre’s website to get in.
Our grade, 6m, made two, 5 minute films to show. One of them was called Don’t Worry, which is a film the us kids made, about kids that are anxious and worried about events in their lives, (e.g.; Wakakirri performance, a Lego Robotics trip to Sydney and a grade 7 transition). I did not star in that film but I did do some of the filming; however in our other film I did have a little part, as it was my “fake birthday”, the name of the film was called Pushed to the Limit, I was also one of the editors and the filmer for this film.
Now back to the day of the Film Festival; I arrived with my mum, dad, grandma, Sam, his dad (Allen) and his mum (Michelle). I was wearing a pair black jeans, my dark maroon vans, my newly bought and only shirt, which was kind of dark grey, a black tie and nice looking black blazer. As Sam and I walked in there was a blinding mass of flashes from all the pictures being taken. As we continued down the red carpet together, I found myself being taken off to get a picture with my mum and dad.
I met a lot of my school friends along with their parents on the way to the doors of the actual theatre. Once in the theatre Mrs Naismith got up on stage and introduced us to the four school captains who had a speech prepared for us all explaining about the night. After that, Mr Grossak talked about all the previous film festivals (one of them including my older brothers film festival).
Finally the actual films started; it was Mr Kelly’s first, and, of course, it was of outstanding quality. Pushed to the Limit was fourth. It was just amazing seeing all of your hard work and effort, finished on the big screen, (because of course, I am one of the two editors for ‘Pushed to the Limit’).
After all the films had finished we made our way out of the theatre and into the foyer where we all (mostly just all the parents) chatted for a while before continuing to the car for the drive home!