Movies are Ben Howard’s special interest.
The Trinity Catholic College Auburn student, 14, referenced his favourite, 80’s sci-fi classic Back to the future, and others in the 2016 Tropfest entry about himself, living with autism, and his love of drama.
Ben’s Filming The Movie was among 16 finalists judged by a panel of Australian film talent including actors Simon Baker and Rebecca Gibney, Moulin Rouge! cinematographer Don McAlpine, and The Dressmaker director Jocelyn Moorhouse at the festival held at Sydney’s Centennial Park on February 14.
Watch Ben’s Filming the Movie below.
It resonated with audiences who took to Twitter to share links to the film, which was directed by Home and Away alumnus Jackson Gallagher and includes scenes with his teacher Alex Rowe who teaches students in the ASPECT (Autism Spectrum Australia) support unit at Trinity also helped to produce the film with Gallagher.
— Emma Reynolds (@emmareyn) February 14, 2016
— Bayden Redshaw (@BaydenRedshaw1) February 14, 2016
— Aparna Balakumar. (@onceaparnatime) February 15, 2016
Did you see Tropfest? Tim thinks ‘Ben’s Filming the Movie’ should have won, starring a young boy with autism https://t.co/oM9ePAL7mr
— 1206 2CC (@2CC) February 14, 2016