Damon Rudge has been fascinated by the film industry since he was a young boy.

The Marymede Catholic College year 11 student became interested in film making in 2006 when he was in prep.

His years of experimenting with different film ideas and techniques has finally paid off, with one of his creations selected for the ReelOzInd Australia Indonesia Film Festival in the youth filmmaker category.

The film festival provides a platform for Australians and Indonesians to come together and share their stories through short films.

Damon’s short film, Afraid of Everything. Did it Anyway, had its world premiere last Wednesday, screening at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image in Melbourne and Yogyakarta in Indonesia.

Damon said the film is about a young girl named Alice who travels to an alternative world, where she is forced to face her fears.

“It is very abstract,” he said. “I was inspired by Alice in Wonderland, 2001: A Space Odyssey and Arrival.

The film was produced for a school assignment and was entered into the festival by Damon’s media teacher, Jeremy Guzman.

Damon said he enjoyed the film making process, viewing it as a creative outlet.

He hopes to one day be the next Christopher Nolan or Steven Spielberg.