Former South West resident Sophia Armstrong has come again to her roots to be a part of the 2021 CinefestOz Competition.Ms Armstrong graduated from Bunbury’s Manea Senior Faculty in 2014 together with her eyes firmly set on a profession in movie, and has ramped up her ambition to achieve the aggressive trade in recent times by spearheading a variety of initiatives throughout Western Australia. Nestled within the South West area for many of her life, Ms Armstrong’s small-town background has been no barrier and has as a substitute acted as an inspiration-driving device for her quite a few movie endeavours. Now CinefestOZ’s brief movie coordinator, Ms Armstong started her journey at Curtin College with a Bachelor of movie earlier than shifting right into a Grasp of Display screen course on the WA Display screen Academy in 2019 the place she specialised in directing and producing. Since then, Ms Armstrong has assisted on a spread of initiatives with well-known manufacturing corporations Cockatoo Colab and RUSH Movies that enabled her to bolster her expertise within the trade. She additionally lately co-produced the Screenwest funded brief movie Tooly with RUSH Movies founder Cody Greenwood, labored as a Crowd Assistant Director on It Solely Takes a Evening, and is in growth producing for an internet sequence referred to as Out of Right here. She mentioned rising up in a regional city had helped her reach movie. “It taught me find out how to be resourceful with what you’ve which is actually how we work on this trade,” she mentioned. “It additionally gave me nice instruments in find out how to work with a spread of individuals, character sorts and ages since you get to know such a broad spectrum of individuals rather well rising up in such a small city.”In 2021, certainly one of Sophia’s most notable credit has come from her time Affiliate Producing, first Assistant Directing and Manufacturing Managing on the Screenwest funded net sequence Homespun. CinefestOZ is proud to announce this much-loved movie will likely be included in its full movie program subsequent month to be screened at Grand Cinemas Bunbury on Saturday, August 28.