Focus on Ability Film Festival

Jack England (Year 13)
Roll out the red carpet, we have a future film scorer in our midst!

Green Bay High School student Jack England (Year 13) wrote and composed the soundtrack for a short film as part of the Focus on Ability Film Festival competition.

Written, directed, edited and performed by long time friend Flynn Allan, a Year 13 student at Avondale College, the dynamic duo tell a tale through the eyes of someone with dyslexia. Their poignant film begins in black and white, as the subject struggles to focus on his school lessons. However his passion for painting brings the world into colour – accentuating the power of film to highlight the challenges people with disability often face.

The 2019 Focus on Ability Film Festival received entries from 26 countries worldwide. Special screenings have been shown in Australia, and are being shown in Auckland this month.

On Tuesday earlier this week, Jack and Flynn had the opportunity to see their film premiered on the big screen and are now hopeful of having their work shown on national television.

You can view their film by clicking on ‘Eunoia’ in the International Short Film Category of the Focus on Ability Film Festival website. Direct link here.

Jack certainly has set his sights on a successful film scoring future, having already enrolled in a Bachelor of Music, specialising in film scoring at Wellington’s Victoria University, with a Minor in Music Technology. From there, Jack will complete his Masters at the prestigious Royal College of Music, in London.