HE may be only 15 years old, but Reuben Morgan is already a critically acclaimed filmmaker about to premier his work to the world. The Sebastopol teenager’s short film, Searching for Nessie, has been voted one of the top child-made films by the jury of Melbourne’s Little Big Shots film festival. The Year 10 Mt Clear College student, also a gifted violinist and ballet dancer, is modest about his success.“I was surprised when they told me the film had been selected by the jury,” he said.“It’s very exciting to know it’s going to be shown at the festival.” The nine-minute short film tells the story of two Scotsmen, Jamie and Robert, who decided to play a trick on newfound English friends John and Lachy, as they search for the Loch Ness monster. As John and Lachy marvel at the beauty of Loch Ness, John and Robert set up a fake Nessie machine which pops up from the water. Both John and Lachy wait for the rest of the day but Nessie never reappears. As if his filmmaking wasn’t enough, Morgan also composed, played and recorded the film’s score.“I’ve got a list of films I have always wanted to make, and it was on that list,” Morgan said. “So when I decided to make it, it took me just over a month to finish.” The Little Big Shots Film Festival will be held at Melbourne’s Federation Square, June 9 to 13.