Published on: 14 June 2013

A short documentary film by 2012 graduate Liam Gnaden hit the big screen this week as part of the 2013 Media Perspectives – a showcase of the top WACE Media Production and Analysis (MPA) submissions from 2012.

Liam’s documentary, My life is going downhill, was selected by the Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM) WA from all Stage 3 and 2 MPA students from 2012. Media Perspectives 2013 was screened at Events Cinemas Innaloo on Wednesday 12 June.

Acting Head of Art Anna Rowe said only 19 films from all WA students were chosen for the evening, which reflected the high quality of Liam’s work.

Mrs Rowe said Liam’s short documentary explored the conflicts affecting the fast-paced freedom of downhill skateboarders and how the sport could be better supported for safer interaction with the wider community.

“Liam shot the film in the Perth hills, mainly Kalamunda, using a Canon 7D SLR,” she said. “He wrote the script, and shot and edited the film in Adobe Premier.”

Liam is currently studying interior architecture at Curtin University as well as film units within the course.