Titans add colour to inaugural Salt film awards
MARK Minichiello was at Salt Central Park on the Tweed Coast on Saturday night after scoring the Titans' first try in the Gold Coast rugby league team's victory over Brisbane at Suncorp Stadium the night before.
Along with fellow Titans players Josh Graham and Richie Mathers, Minichiello was mobbed by a big crowd of young fans during an appearance at an awards night for the inaugural Sandscripts Tales on the Tweed film-making competition for local school students.
Sandscripts was devised by former TV producer Cherilyn Evans, who has relocated to the Tweed from Sydney, where she was also involved in arts access programs for the disabled.
"We think the Tweed is a fantastic place to live and we wanted to get out of the rat race," Ms Evans said yesterday.
She worked as a volunteer on the Sandscripts film-making project, pulling together sponsorship from leading Tweed businesses.
More than 100 students from about a dozen primary and secondary schools entered the competition.
The theme for the film-makers was to tell the story of their lives on the Tweed, emphasising what they like about the Tweed.
On Saturday, due to inclement weather, only one award was presented - the sponsors' prize for Best High School Short Film.
The winner was Team Tweed from St Joseph's College, Banora Point, with a film explaining how youngsters can aim to one day play for the Titans.
The film features St Joseph's student Nick Crompton, who has tried out with the Titan Juniors.
Ms Evans said other award winners from the Sandscripts film-making competition would be announced at an indoor venue yet to be arranged.
Sandscripts sponsors included Salt Village and Peppers, JVC, Rory Curtis The Good Guys, South Tweed Sports, the Ivory Hotel, Southern Cross University, Warner Brothers, Mind Over Body Fitness Apparel, Fitness Attitude Health Club, Bam Promotions and Resort Corp.
? ED SOUTHORN