It’s not everyday your home movie gets shown to a theatre full of people on ‘the big screen’ but it happened for a small group of local Norfolk kids Saturday.
As part of the Routes to Roots Film Festival which shows national and international films that have a rural life or root theme, local Grade 7 to Grade 12 students were invited to submit work.
“It’s pretty cool to be here,” admitted Lucius Czerlau, 11, a St. Cecilia School student who shot a nature film of lovely scenes in the area called The Most Beautiful Things in Norfolk County.
Lucius said he spends a lot of time outdoors and wanted to share some of the things he sees.
Using an Apple iPad, he captured scenes that ranged from the Port Dover beach and lighthouse to a field of waving rye, Ivey’s Dam and Grant Anderson Park, editing the shots together using Filmmaker Pro.
“I want to keep doing this kind of thing.”
A piece called Roadside Caterpillars featured three home-schooled brothers who were documented by their mom as they prowled the Backus Trails looking for caterpillars to research.