Sheldon Revoy demonstrates a backflip for his fellow Carihi filmmakers Madelaine Nabbe and Michael Stevantoni. The three won medals recently for their videos.

Carihi vid kids bring home the medals

The Campbell River pair had just six hours to develop a scrip and to film and edit the scenes into a finished product

Sheldon Revoy’s doing backflips, literally, over his silver medal win at the 2012 BC Student Film Festival.

The Grade 12 Carihi Secondary student is also a limber gymnast who coaches at the Campbell River Gymnastics Club.

In his video “The Clones,” Revoy combines athleticism and video skills to show himself leaping and jumping over walls, railings and vehicles throughout the city. The three-minute video earned him second place in the Extreme Sports category.

“My job is to play,” he explains with a smile.

Grade 10 student Michael Stevantoni isn’t about to top Revoy in the standing backflip, but the young filmmaker did out-perform his media classmate at the film festival. Stevantoni brought home the gold in the Long Form category for his 18-minute film which he shot last year in Vancouver. The video is about a detective trying to stop a bomber.

On March 29, Stevantoni teamed up with Grade 11 student Madelaine Nabbe at the Skills Canada Regionals held at G.P. Vanier Secondary in Courtenay.

The pair had just six hours to develop a scrip and to film and edit the scenes into a finished product. Their short film “Change Brings Opportunity” focuses on teachers who are educating students about potential jobs in a changing marketplace.

“They’re giving us skills to learn those trades,” says Nabbe. “They are giving us things we don’t really think about, but we need to know.”

The win qualifies the video for the provincial finals in Abbotsford, and Stevantoni was just happy to get it done.

“It was really stressful and fun too,” he says. “We didn’t have much time and I didn’t think it was going to be finished.”

Also at the Skills Canada Regionals, Carihi’s Brandon Doak and Jeremy Tuttle were third overall.

When he graduates in June, Revoy isn’t sure what he’ll do next, but he plans to keep on flipping and filming.

Nabbe has another year of high school and had planned to go into the culinary arts, but now has something else in mind.

“I’m thinking about creative arts. You can decide on your own projects  and it’s your own creations,” she says.

Stevantoni, the youngest of the three, has no doubt about his future.

“Definitely a film director. I’m set on that goal,” he says.