As General Manager of Southern Cross Tasmania Ally has the enviable job of working with Creative Teams to devise Television and Radio concepts for business in the Hobart region. Partnered with a love of film, Ally is thrilled to participate for the first time in judging this year.
Whilst never appearing in front of the camera and rarely behind it, Ally’s love of film has grown as her two boys have shown interest in this medium and the ease in which the youth of today can create their own pieces with resources now available in almost all homes or schools.
Interview with Ally Bradley:
I love how judging the MyState Student Film Festival allows me to sit down with my family and watch the videos all together. We get popcorn and lollies and make it like a night at the movies. My children provide feedback on what they liked about the movies and it is truly a family experience.
I am looking for a great story and I love it when humour is used. I also look for what engages my children overall.
I watch them with a notebook all at once, so I can experience them all in the same setting. When I am deciding on second rounds I tend to go back and rewatch a few that made a good impression on me or a standout performance that needs to be revisited.
Have a solid storyline in mind first and create your film from there. Be tough on the editing, sometimes two minutes can say a lot more than a four minutes.
I have to say Gone With the Wind… However a family favourite has to be the Harry Potter Goblet of Fire movie.
I think every child should read and then watch the Harry Potter Series, a lot of great messages conveyed in a beautiful way.