Sacred Heart students earn top award Hamilton library film festival

News Sep 04, 2014 Hamilton Mountain News

By Gord Bowes, News staff

The red carpet was rolled out for the second annual Terryberry Film Festival.

Two Grade 8 students from Sacred Heart walked away with the overall and audience choice awards for their entry, “It’s coming.”

Nolan Babin said he and Peter Doshoian originally planned to do a dramatic movie, but thought that would be too difficult so they switched to a comedy.

They spent three days filming and one day editing their short film about bullying with a comedic twist.

“The hard part was the editing — making it good but taking three minutes out of it,” said Nolan.

“It was eight minutes, but we had to shorten it,” said Peter.

The festival is organized by Terryberry staffers Lisa Dwyer and Melanie Olds. The number of entries grew to four this year; the organizers are expecting more next year due to the branch’s new digital media lab.

The shorts will be screened Nov. 8 at 1 p.m. at the Staircase Theatre as part of the Hamilton Film Festival (hamiltonfilmfestival.com).

Nathan Fleet of the Hamilton Film Festival said he was impressed by the students’ movie.

“One of the things I was really impressed is they used the callback line — the way the movie ended was the way it started, with the peanut allergy,” he said.

“They brought that back right at the end of the movie and I wasn’t expecting them to be that clever. Comedians do that kind of thing; I wasn’t expecting kids to bring that back to close out the movie.”

Sacred Heart students earn top award Hamilton library film festival

News Sep 04, 2014 Hamilton Mountain News

By Gord Bowes, News staff

The red carpet was rolled out for the second annual Terryberry Film Festival.

Two Grade 8 students from Sacred Heart walked away with the overall and audience choice awards for their entry, “It’s coming.”

Nolan Babin said he and Peter Doshoian originally planned to do a dramatic movie, but thought that would be too difficult so they switched to a comedy.

They spent three days filming and one day editing their short film about bullying with a comedic twist.

“The hard part was the editing — making it good but taking three minutes out of it,” said Nolan.

“It was eight minutes, but we had to shorten it,” said Peter.

The festival is organized by Terryberry staffers Lisa Dwyer and Melanie Olds. The number of entries grew to four this year; the organizers are expecting more next year due to the branch’s new digital media lab.

The shorts will be screened Nov. 8 at 1 p.m. at the Staircase Theatre as part of the Hamilton Film Festival (hamiltonfilmfestival.com).

Nathan Fleet of the Hamilton Film Festival said he was impressed by the students’ movie.

“One of the things I was really impressed is they used the callback line — the way the movie ended was the way it started, with the peanut allergy,” he said.

“They brought that back right at the end of the movie and I wasn’t expecting them to be that clever. Comedians do that kind of thing; I wasn’t expecting kids to bring that back to close out the movie.”

Sacred Heart students earn top award Hamilton library film festival

News Sep 04, 2014 Hamilton Mountain News

By Gord Bowes, News staff

The red carpet was rolled out for the second annual Terryberry Film Festival.

Two Grade 8 students from Sacred Heart walked away with the overall and audience choice awards for their entry, “It’s coming.”

Nolan Babin said he and Peter Doshoian originally planned to do a dramatic movie, but thought that would be too difficult so they switched to a comedy.

They spent three days filming and one day editing their short film about bullying with a comedic twist.

“The hard part was the editing — making it good but taking three minutes out of it,” said Nolan.

“It was eight minutes, but we had to shorten it,” said Peter.

The festival is organized by Terryberry staffers Lisa Dwyer and Melanie Olds. The number of entries grew to four this year; the organizers are expecting more next year due to the branch’s new digital media lab.

The shorts will be screened Nov. 8 at 1 p.m. at the Staircase Theatre as part of the Hamilton Film Festival (hamiltonfilmfestival.com).

Nathan Fleet of the Hamilton Film Festival said he was impressed by the students’ movie.

“One of the things I was really impressed is they used the callback line — the way the movie ended was the way it started, with the peanut allergy,” he said.

“They brought that back right at the end of the movie and I wasn’t expecting them to be that clever. Comedians do that kind of thing; I wasn’t expecting kids to bring that back to close out the movie.”