VINCENTIA High School student Nathan Benjamin loves things that go bump in the night.
The St Georges Basin horror buff and budding actor has had the opportunity of being involved in upcoming Australian movie, The Lighthouse.
He recently entered a competition, which he won and this week had a meeting with the producer and director of the movie.
“They wanted to find out what I want to do in the future and learn about what I want to get into,” he said.
The 16-year-old would love to one day star and direct his own television show.
Horror is his favourite genre.
He said he loves how people, while watching a movie, can be frightened out of their minds but deep down know what they are seeing on screen is not real.
The Lighthouse seems to be made for this budding local actor.
The story follows a group of youngsters who head out on a weekend boat trip to spread the ashes of a recently departed friend.
When their plans go awry, they come across an abandoned lighthouse which hides a horrifying secret.
The project is currently in pre-production.
The Lighthouse producers Craig Henry and Renta Burt had a positive meeting with Nathan.
Nathan was impressed with Mr Henry.
“I want to learn as much as I can from him,” he said.
The Lighthouse will start filming in March and Nathan will get a day on the set and may be given a gig as an extra.
“I will be given the chance to watch the filming and have some input. It’s just so exciting and I was buzzing all day,” he said.
He got the chance to be a part of The Lighthouse action after he entered a competition at Supernova – a pop culture expo held earlier this year in Sydney.
Youtube has given him a creative avenue and he has posted about 10 clips on the site.
He also does drama at school.
The horror buff said Spanish film The Orphanage was one of his favourites and the best Australian horror flick Wolf Creek was another favourite.
He loves talented actress Helena Bonham Carter because of her impressive and varied body of work.