Story by Alexandra Laskie in the Star Weekly June 13, 2016
Banjo Swan was tight-lipped when asked about the film he’s working on for this year’s Sunshine Short Film Festival.
The 12-year-old won the primary school category at last year’s festival with his clip Solve Man.
The 3.45-minute film was overlaid with a song the Buckley Park College student wrote and sung himself, and featured a cast of about 15 friends from Aberfeldie Primary School.
“I know what I’m going to do,” he said, but was reticent to delve into the details prematurely, given festival organisers have only just started accepting registrations and submissions.
Festival co-ordinator Steve Pereira said this year’s theme, Knights in Sunshine, had been chosen in response to audience feedback.
“We pooled the audience and asked them what the theme should be,” he said. “And the majority wanted a medieval theme.”