World Beaters - Even More Movie Making Success

By Rachel O'Connell

Daisy, Kath, Ming and myself had a fantastic whirlwind trip to Paris for the World Final of the KWN Film Making Competition. The girls were one of 6 teams selected from around the world to attend so it was a pretty amazing achievement to even make it there. The girls were absolute stars and were the friendliest team and had the best presentation (that is not just me being biased, staff from the other countries said that too!). 

We flew into Paris on the Tuesday evening and out on the Friday morning which meant we only had two full days in Paris. As we had such a short time there we were determined to make the most of it which included sprinting through the streets of Paris in order to squeeze in some shopping and venturing up the Eiffel Tower at 10:30 at night. We were well looked after and spoilt with luxury accommodation and delicious food including the French delicacies, snails and frogs legs. We were also taken to see the absolutely magnificent Palace of Versailles and go on a cruise down the River Seine to orientate ourselves and see the sights of Paris.

To top off the wonderful trip, the girls ended up winning the competition which was very exciting. Daisy has been an absolute star and has taken the fame and paparazzi attention all in her relaxed and modest stride. Massive congratulations to Daisy and the girls, they definitely deserved it and I am sure it has made all the hard work and multiple takes worth while!

Following on from their success last year, Daisy Thor-Poet, Ming Thor-Poet and Katherine Millis (all of Year 10) have won the national Kid Witness News (KWN) short film competition run by Panasonic, and will travel to Vietnam to the Asia/Oceania finals. Winners from there will then travel to London for the global finals.

Words from the Wise

Recently, we entered a movie competition along with 240 other entries from New Zealand students. Our film has been chosen to compete in the Oceania section of the competition. This means that two of us will be flying to Vietnam for the regional finals to compete in the world competition.

The criteria for the movie as a five-minute film on the theme of communication. The film “Forever Emily” is based on the subject of teenage grief and the feelings and stages that people go through to come to an acceptance of death.

We are very pleased with our result and are excited about going to Vietnam to compete in the world competition.

Daisy Thor-Poet, Kath Millis and Ming Thor-Poet