A DOCUMENTARY made by ex-James Sheahan Catholic High School student Richard Mockler has been selected for the 2013 Flickerfest International Short Film Festival in Sydney.
Mr Mockler, along with fellow filmmaker Sami-Jo Adelman, made the 22-minute documentary Wild Things as students with their own money.
The documentary features the Canberra bronze sculpture of a pack of seven bronze dogs called bush pack-nil tenure by Amanda Stuart.
The filmmaking duo began the project in 2010 after meeting Ms Stuart and learning of the contentious relationship between wild dogs and rural communities, a dynamic that inspires her art.
Mr Mockler said they made many trips to Canberra to film the making of bush pack-nil tenure, right to its unveiling in 2011.
The filmmakers also travelled to Bombala and Delegate, where they sought out images of the carcasses of wild dogs strung in trees in a “macabre bush tradition’’.
“Wild Things is about the clash of the wild with the domestic and how we cope when our lifestyles are challenged by our environment and others that share our world,” Mr Mockler said.
Flickerfest started last Friday at Bondi Beach and Wild Things will be screened on Sunday, the last day of the festival. Tickets can be purchased through the website flickerfest.com.au.