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By Laetitia Laubscher
November 25, 2014
By Laetitia Laubscher
November 25, 2014

Script to Screen's annual South Auckland Short Film Workshop is back this weekend with a free two-day workshop to help give your short film idea a leg up with award-winning industry experts giving workshops on each aspect of the filmmaking process.

Running on Saturday from 9am until 4pm and Sunday from 10am until 4:30pm, the weekend will include seminars on creating the initial concept, writing, directing, casting, and finally each participants pitches their ideas to collaborators and funders. Six of the attendants will be given the opportunity to participate in the South Shorts Mentoring Programme.

Speakers include actor/writer/director Rene Naufahu, who released his debut independent feature film The Last Saint this year, Michael Bennett, writer/director of Matariki whose short film Michelle’s Third Novel was chosen to screen prior to the gala premier of Pulp Fiction at the 1994 New York Film Festival, Zia Mandviwalla, whose debut short film Night Shift premiered at Cannes in 2012, and has since gone on to win awards at numerous international film festivals, Yvette Reid who cast the leading roles in acclaimed short film Lambs and famously discovered Wayne Hapi for his role Ariki in The Dark Horse, and actor/director Rachel House, known for her roles in White Lies, Boy and Whale Rider, Rachel has also worked behind the scenes as an acting coach on films including Boy and The Dark Horse, and is an award-winning theatre director known most recently for directing the Te Reo Maori version of Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida.

The workshop is free, but a $15 koha is encouraged. RSVP by emailing [email protected]


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