Get Reel: Top Ten Filmmakers’ Festival is officially over and Cyber, produced by young filmmaker Georgia Cramp has taken out first place.
Cyber, poetically and tenderly tells the story of how an attacker eventually notices the words he posted online have gone to far. The film responds passionately to the Get Reel competition theme of being seen by speaking out about the impact of cyber bullying and the damage it can have on youth.
High school student Georgia Cramp entered the competition due to its contribution to changing community attitude.
“The competition is about making a difference to people’s attitudes about how we see each other and people in our community,” said Georgia Cramp. “Sometimes we just need to ask how are you? to make a difference in someone’s life,” she said.
Georgia has also received two short film competition awards for her film Cyber and previously received one award for her film Li’are.
“Cyber drew me in through the spoken word and narration, which was really cleverly written and executed, and through the soundtrack,” said Get Reel judge, Macario De Souza. “Those two things amongst the really well-selected vision to stimulated strong emotion,” he said.
Second place was awarded to Michael Hall for his film Happy Thoughts, This well-conceived film provides an insight into the thoughts of a person who has reached his wits end as he writes one final note. The story has a great message behind it – when you become your own darkness there is always a way out, you just have to find it.
The Get Reel Short Filmmakers’ Festival received more than 1650 entries with entrants asked to respond to the theme ‘Being Seen’ through a short film (ten minutes or less) shot on a smart device. The competition awarded $4500 in prizes. The competition aimed to start a conversation around mental health and resulted in a finalist collection of ten brilliantly passionate and thought provoking films.
Cyber and the rest of The Top Ten films can now be viewed HERE