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Helena graduate Kody Bacon, has produced one of the best short films made by a Year 12 ATAR student in WA, in 2020.
Recently recognised by Australian Teachers of Media WA (ATOM WA), Kody not only shot and produced the film, as a general music student, he also developed the musical score and soundtrack.
The five minute long art film, titled Screen-Sciemarchy (which means fighting with an imaginary opponent), is a stylised comment piece on society’s addiction to screen time, and was featured in a showcase of the top Year 12 films for 2020 at Telethon Community Cinemas in Burswood on Wednesday 10 March.
“I actually got the idea from a Year 9 photography project I did, with the image of a character with a TV head,” Kody said. “I’ve just always had that in my head and wanted to do something more with it.”
ATOM WA runs the Media Perspectives cinema event annually, which brings together the top copyright-free media productions made by Year 12s from around the state every year.
“It was pretty cool to see the film play on the big screen sitting with an audience of peers,” Kody said. I really enjoyed seeing everyone else’s films too.”
Since graduating Kody is doing some practical work experience in social media marketing. He has also been mixing some tunes, now available on his Spotify page.