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John Arkins

Deakin Student Film Award

 

Every year the Croydon Film Society makes an award worth $1,500 to a second year Deakin University student in the  film and television course.  The award-winner is one whose work has been judged by tutors and staff to have showed significant talent and promise.  This year’s JOHN ARKINS DEAKIN AWARD winner is Logan Davey. 

In a mini-bio, Logan (pictured right) says "I always wanted to get into film but a lack of confidence in my own ability along with an existential crisis in my final year of High School convinced me to switch direction and study environmental science instead. After a year of convincing myself that “P’s get degrees” and that what I was doing was somehow going to prevent global warming, my favourite director, Taika Waititi, released ‘Jojo Rabbit’. I went to an advanced screening and walked out of the theatre with my passion for film re-ignited.

 

Shortly after, I dropped out of my course and enrolled in Film, Television and Animation. What followed was a year where university had become exciting, I was doing what I actually wanted and I stopped having recurring dreams about my life going in the wrong direction. Though I spent most of the year locked up, unable to really use any of the equipment I was so excited to get my mitts on, it was so amazing to be doing something that I was actually passionate about. Winning this award is incredible and the money is obviously going to be great for future films, but knowing that I’m somewhat good at what I’m doing and that this field is actually something that I have the ability to succeed in is amazing. Basically, this award helps alleviate my self-doubt and gives me more confidence to continue doing what I love."

/star box scores
2021 scores
Official Secrets - 4.61
By the Grace of God - 4.21
Sorry We Missed You - 3.92
Les Miserables - 3.63
Can You Ever Forgive Me? - 3.68
Working Woman - 3.65
Pavarotti - 4.59
Yesterday - 4.17
400 Blows - 3.10


 
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UK MA15 112 mins director: Gavin Wood distributor: Universal

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Can You Forgive Me?
Can You Forgive Me?

USA 2018 MA15+ 106 mins director: Marielle Heller distributor: 20th Century Fox

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Top End Wedding
Top End Wedding

Australia 2019 M 113 mins director: Wayne Blair distribution: Universal Pictures International

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official secrets 2

UK MA15 112 mins director: Gavin Wood distributor: Universal

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