Emerging filmmakers gain international recognition

by Peter D. Marshall

by Charlotte Hamlyn.

As a little girl Cassie’s dad told her stories before she went to bed.

“He would just make them up on the spot and most of them didn’t make that much sense but I loved them,” she says.

Her passion for storytelling has slowly evolved and now she’s taking on the cutthroat world of filmmaking and thriving.

Cassandra Nguyen’s short film ‘Play Lunch’ was selected to screen at the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival this year and won “Best Live Action Short Film.”

“It’s a children’s short film about food, football and friendship,” she says.

Cassie was one of the few emerging West Australian filmmakers who managed to secure funding for her project through Perth’s Film and Television Institute.

Read the rest of this article from ABC News.

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