Next Big Thing puts skills to test
THEY were already The Next Big Thing before making a “Dynamite” debut.
Nadine Atkinson, Kyla Ahmann, Teah Harbin, Karen Malone and Cheyenne Ahmann make up The Next Big Thing – a name that may ring true if they put their new-found animation skills to practice.
They are the winners of the StockMotion animation film competition with their dance entry called Dynamite.
The four girls were among 25 budding film artists who walked down the red carpet at Birch, Carroll & Coyle North Rockhampton last Wednesday night to a Hollywood reception, with flashes from photographers and film crews and an audience of more than 240.
The Stockland Rockhampton community StockMotion program ran for eight weeks, enough time for its participants (aged 11-17 years) to create their very own stop-motion animation film with the guidance of film industry animation technicians Bryce Millar (Maddog Productions) and George Barillaro (Jumbana).
The Next Big Thing was mentored by youth worker at Darumbal Community Youth Services Emma Harbin, who said the group loved the program.
“The girls were a last-minute group and they ended up winning,” she said.