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Centenary SHS Alumnus Alex Greaves at Cannes Film Festival

30/05/2017
​Centenary SHS Alumnus Alex Greaves
on the Red Carpet at the
Cannes Film Festival 2017
​Will Smith, Uma Thurman and renowned film director Alfonso Cuaron ... just a few of the stars Centenary SHS alumnus Alex Greaves met during an amazing week at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.

Alex, school vice-captain 2013, travelled as one of only four Griffith University film school students selected to showcase their graduate short films to the world. Alex's film, Luminous, for which he won 'Most Outstanding Director' at the Griffith Film Awards Night, was shown at the Court Metrage section of the 70th Cannes festival.

Despite the perception that there are few jobs, Alex has worked continuously in the industry after leaving school, being involved with many recent TV advertising campaigns (RACQ, Dry driver, State of Origin), an SBS documentary,  as well Bernard Fanning's latest music video "Reckless". He is currently employed full-time at Khemistry, an up and coming Brisbane film production company.

Alex says, "Cannes was truly amazing. The opportunity to see and listen to such world-class actors and directors was awe-inspiring. Students studying film at Centenary SHS should be encouraged to follow their dreams ... and the advice and guidance of the wonderful FTV teachers Mr Terry Oberg and Ms Megan Ball, who provided the expertise and encouragement for many students, such as myself and my brother Ryan (who also attended the Cannes Festival in 2015 with his short film 'Alienation') to aspire to a career in film or television ... as well as the opportunity to spend a week in the South of France!"