An aspiring film director is one step closer to achieving his dream after taking out the inaugural Werribee Vic Short Film Competition.

Giles Campbell-Wright spent about three days shooting, and two weeks editing, his 90-second homage to Wyndham, which features a number of Wyndham landmarks – including the Point Cook RAAF base, State Rose Garden, Werribee Open Range Zoo, the Werribee South market gardens and K Road cliffs to name a few – against a soundtrack of wildlife.

The 24-year-old Werribee South resident, who grew up at the Point Cook RAAF base, said he was thrilled with the win.

“I didn’t know what to say when I found out I’d won. I was speechless really,” he said.

“It’s really special to me that I’ve won it, because I’ve lived in the area my whole life and I know the area really well and, having grown up on the RAAF base at Point Cook, I felt a real connection to the history of the area and the aesthetic and the feeling and the atmosphere and the mood of it all.”

Campbell-Wright, who has just completed his honours degree in film and TV, plans on starting his own videography company this year and will use his winnings – an $1800 JB Hi-Fi voucher – to buy more camera and editing equipment.

“In the future, I’m really interested in working on social justice and doing documentary work and getting into the community, speaking about issues of social inequality and the struggle of migrants, and so on,” he said.