Former Shepparton student Simon Northey has entered his film Imperfect in the NOVA Employment Focus on Ability Short Film Competition.CHLOE WARBURTON August 12, 2014 3:27am
A film by a local filmmaker that focuses on loving someone for their ability and not their disability is one of almost 200 entries in a nationwide competition.
Former Wanganui Park Secondary College student Simon Northey entered his film Imperfect in the NOVA Employment Focus on Ability Short Film Competition and could share in more than $70
The five-minute film follows a teenage girl Lily, who believes her boyfriend could have Asperger’s syndrome.
After speaking to her best friend’s mother, Lily realises people with a disability are human and should be shown just as much love as anyone else.
‘‘I am big on people who have disabilities or problems being treated the same as everyone else, and I originally got the idea a few months ago via a blog I had read online about a lady who had married a man with Asperger’s,’’ Mr Northey said. ‘‘It has a little bit of a twist ending.’’
Imperfect took a week to complete, including scriptwriting and getting cast and crew on board.
The filming took place on a Sunday afternoon.
Mr Northey, 22, is studying film and television production in Melbourne and was the creator of a short-lived online music television show, Amplified TV, which featured on YouTube.
‘‘I absolutely love storytelling and film is my favourite form of storytelling,’’ he said.
‘‘I hope to be in film and television for a long time to come.’’
The Focus on Ability Short Film competition aims to raise awareness of the abilities of people with a disability.
Winners will be decided by public vote and voting is open until Sunday, August 17.
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