Tayla’s cystic fibrosis film screens in USVideo

Tayla Dawson attended the festival as a VIP guest and panellist.LOCAL faces have been spreading the message about cystic fibrosis on the San Diego big screen as part of the International Mobile Film Festival (IMMF).

Former Holy Trinity student, Tayla Dawson was inspired to make Cystic Fibrosis when Inverell came together in support of a then four-month old Charlie McGregor last year, with the Paint the Town Red fundraiser.

“I originally had no idea what the film would turn out like. My aim was to try and raise awareness about CF to even just a few people locally,” she said.

The film, made on Tayla’s mobile phone, is a simple but effective montage of local people, including Charlie’s parents Abby Hooker and John McGregor, explaining the disease and how it affects the people they love. Charlie’s cheeky smile fills up the screen, hitting the powerful message home for viewers.

When Tayla shared her film on Facebook, industry filmmakers saw its potential, and encouraged her to enter it into Sydney’s Smart Fone Flick Fest, where it beat out 500 entries to win the people’s choice award. She gained new film gear and two new mentors, festival founders Alison Crew and Angela Blake, who then entered Cystic Fibrosis into IMMF.

“Considering I never imagined any of this to happen, I think it’s been successful!” Tayla said. Tayla, who is currently living in the USA, had the chance to attend the festival as a VIP Guest Filmmaker and panellist. As the youngest guest at the festival, festival goers were fascinated by Tayla’s experiences and asked her about inspiration, mentors and aspirations for the future.

She had a fantastic time meeting fellow filmmakers, entrants and judges, but said the highlight was taking part in a mobile filmmaking workshop.

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