Connor helps DanDaLion bloom

JOSHUA ADAMSON

Connor Fairclough congratulated by DanDaLion Founder Laury Bray on his award. Source: Joshua Adamson

Connor Fairclough congratulated by DanDaLion Founder Laury Bray on his award. Source: Joshua Adamson

A knack for filmmaking and a desire to help others has seen Springfield man Connor Fairclough rewarded at the Focus On Ability Short Film Festival in Sydney.

Mr Fairclough took out the “Most innovative film demonstrating inclusion and community support for people with disability and their families” award at the event.

His short film “From Dan to DanDaLion” was about the organisation DanDaLion Friends which promotes awareness about disability.

His relationship with DanDaLion Friends began when another St Edmund’s student networked with him and got him to volunteer.

DanDaLion Founder Laury Bray said that Mr Fairclough’s skills have helped the group promote their message to a wider audience.

“One of his skills is bringing the DanDaLion message to film,” Mr Bray said.

“He is a critical support arm of the team, without him no one would know about us.”

Mr Fairclough remains modest in victory, saying he didn’t expect to win the award.

“I wasn’t expecting it, all the films shown were of very high quality,” he said.

“It was overwhelming at first but I was proud to share it (the film) with everyone in the room.”

To find out more about DanDaLion Friends and what they do for the community, please visit their Facebook page.

 

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