SNEAK PEEK: Ethan Grubb got a taste of being a professional filmmaker, and play with some cool gear, on the Gold Coast.
SNEAK PEEK: Ethan Grubb got a taste of being a professional filmmaker, and play with some cool gear, on the Gold Coast. Contributed

Scene set for a Monto future filmmaker

MONTO State High School Year 8 student Ethan Grubb has gotten a sneak preview as to what his future as a film writer, director and actor might look like.

The young aspiring filmmaker was one of six Queensland winners in The Suncorp Bank Future Film Maker Award, which allowed him to take part in a two-day advanced film making program on the Gold Coast.

"To enter The Suncorp Bank Future Film Maker Award I had to make a 30 second to one minute film about why I want to be a filmmaker," Ethan said.

"I filmed it at home and worked on it occasionally for 3-4 weeks doing filming, editing and special effects.

"My siblings helped with some of this."

The competition was open to students who previously participated in a Queensland Touring Film Festival Film Making Workshops, and Ethan qualified as he attended a workshop in Monto.

"At the filmmaking workshop in Monto last year I learnt about filming, camera angles and editing and made a short film to raise awareness about littering," he said.

"The workshop at the Gold Coast taught me about screenwriting and short films."

Since starting out using a digital camera and laptop with his brothers and sisters, Ethan now hopes to write, direct and act in films as a career.

He listed Tom Hanks, Robert Downey Jr, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Carrey and the late Robin Williams as some of his favourite actors.



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