Mahoney Awards 2015
On Tuesday October 14th, the annual Strathmore Secondary College Film Awards, also known as "The Mahoneys", took place. This event celebrated the fantastic work of the Year 12 Media students at the college. As part of Year 12 Media, students have to undertake a large scale media production. This year, the vast majority of students chose to create a film. They had to prepare a detailed Design Plan for their production, clearly identifying their concept and target audience, before shooting and editing their film.
This year, 10 of these films were nominated for the Mahoney Awards. These students, as well as all other Media students, friends, teachers and families were invited to watch a screening of these films, followed by an awards ceremony. This year we were lucky enough to have two ex-students, Emily Piskopos and Kate Ainsworth, return to judge the awards. Both women studied VCE Media at Strathmore and are now studying and working in the Media industry.
This year, the films were of an exceptionally high standard and audiences were very impressed with the creativity, talent and skill of the nominated students. It was a difficult task to decide on the winners, as all were very deserving.
This year the winners are:
Best Cinematography: Hector Harley for "Endeavour"
Best Sound: Gianni Marchionno for "VLOG"
Best Screenplay: Thierry Falcone for "Anxiety"
Best Editing/Visual Effects: Mitch Murdoch for "Calculator Thief"
Best Actor: Liam Cant
An honourable mention was given to Marley Del Prete for his music video, "Whatcha gonna do about it", and the coveted Mahoney Award for Best Film went to Faly Mulder for his drama, "Lost".
Congratulations to all the winners, as well as all the nominated students. A special thank you to all the VCE Media students and their family and friends, many of whom acted as crew and cast in other student films. It is this collaborative effort that makes the films so successful.