Another Loyola filmmaker triumphs

Kristian Ambrose at the ATOM AwardsLoyola College, Watsonia, student Kristian Ambrose won the Best Student Game category of the Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM) Awards for The Attack of the Pizza Monster at the Awards presentation on Wednesday at SAE Creative Media Institute in Melbourne.

The Attack of the Pizza Monster is an interactive ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’–style video. You play as a Lego mini-figure who is going to have some pizza for lunch, before havoc ensues. You have to make the right choices to defeat the pizza monster.

The ATOM Awards are dedicated to recognising film and media excellence in the education sector and the screen industry. This year there were over 550 entries from Australian and New Zealand media producers.

The ATOM Awards presentation was hosted by TV presenter Walt Collins, and was followed by a screening of all the winning productions on the big screen.

Two more young filmmakers from Loyola College Alexia Tomasello and Roxanne Garzia recently placed third in the Secondary School category in this year’s Sunshine Short Film Festival for their ‘claymation’ Fertilizer.