The TAC has announced the winners of its Make a Film, Make a Difference competition with the hope young people will stay safe on our roads.December 13, 2012 11:02am
With police and emergency services gearing up for the festive season, the Transport Accident Commission is encouraging young people to keep their mates safe on the road.
A hip-hop video and a short film with an emotional twist have been announced as the winners of the Make a Film, Make a Difference film competition for 2012.
The two young filmmakers, Jonathan Burton and Jordan Weizman, have created two very different short films to top the competition this year.
The films will screen at cinemas, on MTV, Channel 11 and on the internet to raise awareness about road safety.
Both films address the 'party in the car' theme, with research showing young people are easily distracted and tempted to take risks, especially when travelling with a few passengers.
Mr Weizman's hip-hop video, The Deso, takes a humorous look at designated drivers and the filmmaker said he hoped the music video would make it easier to make responsible decisions when amongst friends on a night out.
Taking a more emotive approach, Jonathon Burnton's film Yes Mum is a heart-wrenching phone call from a young man to his mother.
"It highlights the devastating consequences of dangerous driving and will remind people that when driving you actually have people's lives in your hands," he said.
MAFMAD is in its tenth year of encouraging young people to share road safety messages through film.
Young people heading to music festivals will also see the films on Vanessa, the TAC’s big orange party bus, offering festival goers safe driving tips, breath tests, free water and a chill out zone. Vanessa is visiting more than 30 youth events over summer.
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