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South Auckland Short Film Workshop

South Auckland Short Film Workshop


Is there a story from your community that you would like to tell through film but don’t know where to start?

Script to Screen and Ngā Aho Whakaari present the 2012 South Auckland Short Film Workshop. This two-day event will give you everything you need to know to make a short film, guiding you through each stage – from the initial concept, directing, the nuts and bolts of production and finally to pitch your idea for funding.

Come and hear from five experienced industry professionals who have all worked on successful short films including Desray Armstrong, producer of Meathead (2011) which won Best Short in the Generation section at Berlinale and screened in competition at Cannes, writer/director Michael Bennett whose short film Michelle’s Third Novel was selected to screen in front of Pulp Fiction at the 1994 New York Film Fesitval, and writer/director Katie Wolfe whose latest short film Redemption(2010) screened at the prestigious Berlin and Sundance Film Festivals.

Date: 24th & 25th November, 2012

Time: 10am – 4pm (both days)

Venue: Manukau School of Visual Arts, 50 Lovegrove Crescent, Otara 2023

Cost: The workshop is free. Please bring a $10 koha to cover lunch, tea and coffee for both days.

Registration: Spaces are limited so you must register your interest. Please rsvp to Eloise on info@script-to-screen.co.nz or ring the office on 09 360 5400.


Day One – Saturday 24th November

10am – 11am: Tea/Coffee and Introduction

11:00am – 1pm: Big Picture

Producers Desray Armstrong (Meathead, Ellen is Leaving) and Mina Mathieson (Warbrick) give an overview of what it takes to get a short film off the ground, driving a project from conception to completion and managing the team

1pm – 2pm: Lunch

2pm – 4pm: Writing

Writer/director Michael Bennett (Matariki, Kerosene Creek, Cow, Michelle’s Third Novel) talks about the key points of storytelling and forming a structure that will grab the audience

Day Two – Sunday 25th November

10am – 12pm: Directing - brought to you in association with the Screen Director’s Guild of New Zealand

Writer/director Katie Wolfe (Redemption, This is Her) takes us through the most important aspects of directing and making your story visually alive

12pm – 1pm: Lunch

1pm – 3pm: Production

Here we discuss the nuts and bolts of how to shoot your film. From equipment to call sheets, learn what you need to know to make the shoot run smoothly. Speaker TBA.

3pm – 4pm: Pitching Session

Participants pitch their short film ideas to the class and mentors for some practice and feedback. One participant will be chosen to receive ongoing mentoring through Script to Screen.

Link on our website: http://www.script-to-screen.co.nz/2012/11/south-auckland-short-film-workshop/

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/298353923607685/

The Big Idea: http://www.thebigidea.co.nz/connect/events/2012/nov/123744-south-auckland-short-film-workshop-2012


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