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Fisher film wins major award


The FAME Awards were held in Port Lincoln on Friday evening with

A time-lapse movie of a well known Eyre Peninsula landmark earned two awards on a musical themed night at the FAME Awards on Friday.

Held at the Nautilus Theatre, attendees were asked to dress as characters from their favourite musicals.

To go along with the theme, the theatre was transformed to represent Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory.

Gary Fisher was the big winner on the night with his short film ‘The Spirit of the Waldya Eagle’ winning the best short film and Raine and Horne people’s choice awards.

Mr Fisher’s entry was a time-lapse movie with original music telling the story of the rock formation commonly known as Murphy’s Haystacks, showing images taken across three years.

The team of Matthew Freak, Django Elliott and Jock Carr won the Magic 89.9 under 15 award for ‘Decisions’, a short film incorporating a number of film genres that garnered a few laughs.

The Dark Clouds won best original music video for ‘Wallaby Sam’, which told the story of an Eyre Peninsula man named Sam Davis who was known to live in caves in the late 1800s.

This was the second award for The Dark Clouds and member Lisa Webster also took home the Port Lincoln Carpets and Flooring Direct red carpet award for best dressed.

Event organiser Valerie Staunton said all entries were a reflection of the technology used by local filmmakers.

“From the 360 degree virtual reality movies that are highly technical and time consuming, to the films shot on smart phones and edited with free apps it just shows that if you have an idea you can make it come to life,” she said.

Entertainment was provided by the FAME Band, made up of Port Lincoln City Band and Whyalla Community Brass Band members as well as local musicians.

Other performers included Passionis Productions, MTC Dance and the Men’s Probus Choir.



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