The Girl in the Camera by Henry Thong

A teenage boy’s day takes an unexpected turn with the discovery of an old Polaroid camera.

Courtesy of Amanda Mabel
Photo courtesy of Amanda Mabel


WINNER First Prize 2013 International Youth Silent Film Festival South Australia
WINNER Audience Choice Award 2013 International Youth Silent Film Festival South Australia
OFFICIAL SELECTION 2014 International Youth Silent Film Festival Pacific Northwest USA

Directed and Produced by Henry Thong
Cinematographer: Henry Thong
Starring: James Brazil and Briony Bickerton with Adele Mckeen
Music by Nathan Avakian for the International Youth Silent Film Festival

Special thanks to Adele Mckeen, Lara Cardinal, Jason Zecchin, Poh Li Chew, Allan Thong, Mr Scott Townsend, Mr Andy Mewett and Peter Lewis.

Produced for the 2013 International Youth Silent Film Festival — South Australian regional division. Filmed with Canon 600D DSLR camera.


Henry ThongHenry Thong is an aspiring picture taker and movie maker studying in Adelaide, South Australia. To view more of his films, visit him on YouTube.


Amanda Mabel is a fashion and portrait photographer living in Sydney, Australia. Originally from Singapore, she moved to Perth in 2011, then Sydney in 2012. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) (Honours) at the University of Sydney. In her free time, she loves taking photographs, travelling to beautiful places, and drinking tea. She also happens to blog for Vogue Australia Spy Style. She maintains a website at and can be found on:  Instagram  Facebook  LinkedIn  Pinterest  Tumblr  Bloglovin Flickr

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