Keep your eye out for the name Jacob Moha – his star is on the rise.

The USQ Springfield student won Best Male Lead Actor at the Greenlight Film Festival in Brisbane.

The award was for his role in a film called Date of Death, which was also named Best Short Film and received the People’s Choice Award at the state-wide event.

The film is about two outcast zombies who fall in love.

Mr Moha, who was the main actor in the screenplay was overwhelmed with the accolades bestowed on him and the seven-minute film.

“It was a wonderful result and topped off a big year,” Mr Moha said.

“To be shortlisted was exciting, and then to win the awards was very humbling.”

The film explores the relationship between two zombies both marked with an “X” who found themselves outsiders in the world of the undead.

“It’s a little different but I think the plot is very familiar to the audience and one which is relatable to many,” he said.

Mr Moha is based in Brisbane and in his third year of a Bachelor of Film, Television and Radio at USQ Springfield.

“The USQ program is industry relevant and has allowed me to further develop practical, technological and professional skills in film making,” he said.

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