Cabramatta High School filmmakers reveal skills

Proving ability: Cabramatta High School's students and their teacher Andrew Hallab (right) entered their short film RMS Cabramatta. Picture: Jeff de Pasquale

Proving ability: Cabramatta High School's students and their teacher Andrew Hallab (right) entered their short film RMS Cabramatta. Picture: Jeff de Pasquale

THE students at Cabramatta High School have re-created the movie Titanic with a local twist.

The school's junior and senior support classes, along with 20 teachers, created the short film, RMS Cabramatta, and entered it into Nova Employment's Focus on Ability Short Film Competition.

The five-minute film replicates the award-winning movie Titanic.

Computing teacher Andrew Hallab said the competition allowed schools to create a film displaying ability through disability.

"Ability was shown by year 11 student Adrian Van Gool, who rescued a drowning Miss Godwin, to using a motorised wheelchair driven by year 8 student Sally Hem in assisting the lifeboats in the water while the ill-fated ship was sinking," he said.

"To create the look of the film, the main prop used was a model of the ship. This was created in class using cardboard."

He said everyone who contributed to making the film worked extremely hard and he was proud of all their efforts.

"Everyone had a great time being filmed and getting involved with creating the model ship, setting up the classroom with the green screen and recording the scenes using a tripod.

"We spent two weeks making the model, just over two weeks to film it and 24 hours editing it."

The school submitted the short film on July 31, with online voting commencing a day later.

More than $80,000 in cash and prizes are up for grabs, with the winners to be announced on September 4 at Fox Studios.

To see the short film and to vote for it, click here.

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