Trio make film festival premiere

Three former Presbyterian Ladies' College students have taken their first steps towards international stardom with their short film to be screened at the world's biggest youth film festival.

The film called Change will be shown in Seattle in the US next month at the National Film Festival for Talented Youth.

Its directors, writers and producers Grace Newton-Wordsworth, Mia Egerton-Warburton and Natasha Thompson are excited about its international premiere.

The trio met as boarders at PLC five years ago and chose to work together on their Year 12 media film last year.

Described as exploration of the fragmented mindset of a young teenage girl, the film encourages young women and their parents to recognise and help to change the universal pressures teenagers face.

After some encouragement from her mother, Grace, 17, entered the film into the festival.

Change has also been chosen to be shown this year at Media Perspectives, a showcase of the State's top works by Year 12 students.

Grace, who has taken a gap year to travel the world, said the trio were gobsmacked by their inclusion. "We were all so excited, I can't even describe the feeling," she said.

Mia, 18 said the selection reaffirmed the girls' hard work and belief in the film's message.

The West Australian

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