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Teens’ bullying film brings home award

The New B.P

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Verdon College pupils Liam van Eeden, left, and Jean-Martin Fabre, both 16 show off their award. Verdon College pupils Liam van Eeden, left, and Jean-Martin Fabre, both 16 show off their award.
Photo credit: ROBYN EDIE/ FAIRFAX NZ

Verdon College students took out the Like Minds Like Mine Health Promotion Agency award at the The Outlook for Someday sustainability film challenge for people aged 24 and under.

Facebook ImagesLiam van Eeden and Jean-Martin Fabre, both 16, won the award with their film Rewind, which looked into the butterfly effect of bullying in peoples lives.

Liam said winning the award encouraged them to continue their passion with filming.

The teens also made it into the final 20 last year, winning the Tearaway Secondary School award for their short film on the endangered New Zealand sea lion.

Jean-Martin said they were shocked to have made it into the top 20 again this year.

“To get here two years in a row was amazing,” he said.

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