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Student Filmmaking – Schools

Hands on practical filmmaking workshop!

Future Film Stars is a single full day in school filmmaking incursion suitable for a small group of students.

Highly engaging use of technology that actively promotes narrative writing, teamwork, creativity, drama and technical skills.


  • Suitable for stages 2 to 5.
  • Full day filmmaking incursion.
  • Suitable for small groups of students.
  • All equipment.
  • After school and weekend programs also available.
  • Sessions can be structured to align with your school timetable.
  • Up to date Working with Children Check, Risk Assessment and Certificate of Currency provided.


Students will:

  • learn to interpret and create scripts;
  • engage in the processes and planning of screenwriting;
  • operate professional film equipment including camera, sound recording devices lighting and green screen.
  • direct scenes both for green screen and outdoor live action; and
  • see how the scenes they have shot on the day are edited together with difference methods to create a polished finished product.

Curriculum & Syllabuses

Stage Two

  • English (EN1-1A, EN2-2A, EN2-3A & EN2-4A, EN2-6B, EN2-7B, EN2-8B, EN2-9B, EN2-10C, EN2-11 & EN2-12E).
  • Creative Arts – Drama (DRAS2.1, DRAS2.2, DRAS2.3 & DRAS2.4).

Stage Three

  • English (EN3-1A, EN3-2A, EN3-3A, EN3-5B, EN3-6B, EN3-7C, EN3-8D & EN3-9E).
  • Creative Arts – Drama (DRAS3.1, DRAS3.2, DRAS3.3 & DRAS3.4).

Stage Four 

  • English (EN4-1A, EN4-2A, EN4-3B, EN4-4B, EN4-5C, EN4-6C,  EN4-7D, EN4-8D & EN4, 9E).
  • Creative Arts – Drama (4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.1.3, 4.1.4, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 4.3.1, 4.3.2 & 4.3.3).

Stage Five

  • English (EN5-1A, EN5-2A, EN5-3B, EN5-4B, EN5-5C, EN5-6C, EN5-7D, EN5-8D & EN5-9E).
  • Creative Arts – Drama (5.1.1, 5.1.2, 5.1.3, 5.1.4, 5.2.1, 5.2.2, 5.2.3, 5.3.1, 5.3.2 & 5.3.3).

Facilitator Profile

Adrian Tyson is the director of Future Film Stars.  While Adrian was making short films and when he was selected for the Cannes Film Festival, the Principal suggested that he should be teaching students filmmaking, so Future Film Stars was born.

Adrian is a fully accredited NSW teacher and effectively designs learning experiences in a way that students engage and can successfully participate in at the appropriate level.

Adrian is a twice Cannes Film Festival selected screenwriter and director, a St Kilda Film Festival selected Director (St Kilda is an Academy Award Qualifying Festival), writer/director of 5 short films and an AACTA (Australian Cinema and Television Arts) member for screenwriting, directing and producing.

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