Shared from the 9/30/2019 Whitehorse eEdition

Best film for festival


Homeless story wins deaf film award

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For the third year running, Hear For You hosted a film festival highlighting the talents of deaf or hard of hearing teenagers.

Best Film was awarded to Please Help made by me, Lachlan Rosenberger, and Richie Huang. I’m 16 years old and studying automotive at Kangan Institute.

I have a passion for motorsports, playing the drums, gaming, table tennis and watching movies.

I am profoundly deaf and wear cochlear implants.

Without my implants the world would be a silent place, which can be very isolating.

I consider myself a leader. I want to support, encourage and lead my generation into the future. Being deaf won’t stop me from achieving my dreams.

Our film Please Help highlights an important issue — homelessness.

This film acknowledges how society ignores and isolates our most vulnerable citizens. We shot the entire film on an iPhone.

Please Help takes place in Melbourne where a homeless woman is asking for help while people ignore her. This opportunity has inspired me to pursue further film and documentary making into the near future. It is an incredible achievement to have won best film.

See this article in the e-Edition Here