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Making How To Meet Girls From A Distance

Making How To Meet Girls From A Distance

Making How to Meet Girls from a Distance

“It’s been a long time since a good Kiwi comedy hit our screens, but How To Meet Girls From A Distance definitely assumes that mantle.” – Dylan Moran, TV3 News review.

Just six months after winning the Make My Movie competition, three Wellington filmmakers found themselves accepted into the 2012 New Zealand International Film Festival with their ‘peeping tom rom-com’ How to Meet Girls from a Distance, a comedy about one stalker’s search for true love.

The film went on to become a runaway hit at the NZIFF and has sold Aus/NZ rights to Madman Entertainment. “To be accepted into the film festival and now to get a general release is testament to how hard they all worked to squeeze every cent out of the budget and get it on the screen.” – Make My Movie competition creator Ant Timpson.

Script to Screen presents a Writer’s Room with co-writer/director Dean Hewison, actor/co-writer Richard Falkner and producer Ruth Korver. Join them as they talk about about their experience having only six months and NZ$100k to write, produce and edit their first feature film.

Come early and enjoy a glass of wine and a slice of Heaven pizza.
Drinks and Pizza 6:00pm, 6:45pm start, Wed 19th September, The Film Archive, 88 Taranaki Street, Wellington, $5 koha appreciated

Short Film Lab Applications Due

Don't Forget to apply for the 2012 Short Film Lab. Applications Close Thursday 20th September at 5pm.

Six writers (or writer/directors) will be selected to workshop their short film ideas during the full-day lab hosted by the University of Auckland’s Department of Film, Television and Media Studies on Saturday 3rd November.

Successful applicants will be offered a place in a one-day workshop and an individual follow-up session.

Participants in the 2012 Short Film Lab will be mentored by experienced industry practitioners who have excelled in short filmmaking, including Zia Mandviwalla (Night Shift, Clean Linen, Eating Sausage), Tui Ruwhiu (Executive Producer at Tauihu Shorts) and Shuchi Kothari (Firaaq, Apron Strings, Coffee and Allah). A fourth mentor will be announced soon.

Interested? Click here for full info
Applications open: 27th August 2012
Applicants from previous years are encouraged to re-apply.
Application deadline: 20th September 2012
Any other questions? Contact


Stories of Independence


July Auckland Writer's Room summary and podcast now available

"My parents do play a version of themselves but as a ‘real life’ couple, they are quite different to how you see them on screen. I chose not to make it a documentary and the stories within the film do not bear much resemblance to reality." - Writer/director Alyx Duncan
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