Wednesday
24
Mar
2021
Creative Casting (AKL)

Creative Casting (AKL)

Posted Wednesday 17 Feb 2021

Creative Casting
Click Studios

Presented by Miranda Rivers and Tina Cleary of The Casting Company

(Please note this is a workshop primarily for producers and directors)

Miranda Rivers and Tina Cleary have worked with a wide range of directors, amongst them: Jane Campion, Taika Waititi, James Cameron, Tusi Tamasese, Ainsley Gardiner, Briar Grace Smith, Peter Jackson, David Stubbs, Alison Maclean on big films and indie films.  They are aware everyone works differently and are keen to hand on techniques, ways of working that have generated best outcomes from initial creative engagement through to how to work with actors in the room and across the film making process. This workshop will be focused on delivering for emerging or newly established producer and director teams.

Members free.  Non-members $15.00  (drinks and nibbles provided)

Bookings essential to office@wiftnz.org.nz

Date: Wednesday 24 Mar 2021
Location: Click Studios, 145 Carrington Rd, Mt Albert, Auckland
Time: 6pm for a 6:30pm sharp start

Wednesday
24
Mar
2021

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Tuesday 27 Apr 2021

Anything Is Possible!

How do you make a feature film without formal funding from any of the NZ funding bodies? Come along to this special workshop and hear the tale of these intrepid filmmakers and be inspired!

ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!

The Turn Of The Screw had its World Premiere at the 2020 Shanghai International Film Festival, and has garnered a number of official selections and awards overseas, including:

Official Selection: Shanghai International Film Festival 2020, China Golden Rooster Awards 2020 (Chinese Oscars) and Terror In the Bay Film Festival 2020 (Canada)
Winner - Best Picture: Istanbul Film Awards 2020
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Winner - Best Horror Film: Chicago Indie Film Awards 2020

The Turn of the Screw is a fantastic example of a film that is contained, makes use of the resources available to the filmmakers and targets the budget to the areas that will make the greatest impact so it punches far above its weight. The shoot itself was 10 days and people were paid for their time involved, proving it is possible to do that.

At this workshop we watch the film and then hear openly from the Producers, Director, Actors and HODs in a no-holds-barred Q & A.  How did they do it?

For more information on the film and the trailer please see turnofthescrewfilm.com

Members free; non-members $15  (Cash bar, nibbles provided)

RSVP essential to office@wiftnz.org.nz

Wednesday 05 May 2021

Screen industry: get in on the game development action!

Did you know that the revenue of the international gaming sector is larger than that of the movie and music sectors combined?

We're hearing a lot about the prevalence and success of games – games that are extensions of films and make more $$ than the original film, games festivals where hundreds of people watch gamers compete, games your children use for school...

So, where do you as screen workers fit into this microcosm?

This workshop is part one of a series of two. In this first workshop we will get an overview of New Zealand’s gaming industry, what roles are available, where story fits into the equation and many other useful facts.  Part two will cover maximising opportunities to develop games as part of your brand extension.

We bring you a fabulous panel of experts:

Moderator:  Aliesha Staples, Managing Director, Staples VR

Panellists: 

  • Joe Chang, Director, Eyemobi
  • Maru Nihoniho (MNZM), Founder and Managing Director, Metia Interactive
  • Lena Yaroshenko, rigger and 3D artist for Grinding Gear Games
  • Edwin McRae, Narrative Designer for Video Games
  • Krystal Paraone, Studio Manager, Game Developer

Members free; non-members $15 – drinks and nibbles included.

RSVP essentialoffice@wiftnz.org.nz

Programme is brought to you with generous support from the NZ Film Commission and Foundation North.