Gaylene Preston: Gaylene's Take

Gaylene Preston: Gaylene's Take

Posted Tuesday 01 Nov 2022

We are so excited to bring you this event celebrating the release of Dame Gaylene Preston's autobiography, Gaylene's Take: Her Life In New Zealand Film.

Dame Gaylene is one of Aotearoa’s most distinctive storytellers, and her book brings the same compassion, humour, irreverence and heart for which her films are known, to the page.

This is a great opportunity to celebrate Dame Gaylene's career and her achievement of putting a life story into words.

Newshub Entertainment Reporter, the wonderful Kate Rodger will interview Dame Gaylene, who will also read excerpts from her book. Expect a lot of laughter - this is going to be a fabulous night!

What a special event with which to cap off our year's workshop programming!

Time: 6:00pm drinks for a 6:30pm start.

Date: Thursday 17 November

Location: GridAKL / Futures Lab, Level 4,
12 Madden St, Wynyard Quarter.

Seats will be limited so be in quick to secure your spot.


Date: Thursday 17 Nov 2022
Location: GridAKL / Futures Lab, Level 4, 12 Madden St, Wynyard Quarter
Time: 6:00pm drinks for a 6:30pm start


Upcoming events...

Saturday 25 May 2024

Producing Travel, Adventure and Food Shows with Jon Kroll

We are thrilled to announce this special intensive workshop with Emmy Award-winning TV producer Jon Kroll including two guest speakers, for our Wellington members!

In this one-day seminar, producer Jon Kroll will take you on a deep dive into the world of international factual production. Jon has worked in more than 70 countries on shows like the Emmy-winning “Amazing Race,” “Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted,” “Never Say Never with Jeff Jenkins,” “Extraordinary Birder with Christian Cooper” and “Appetite for Adventure with Moe Cason.”

While making these shows can be both fun and rewarding, the execution of them involves unique challenges, including language barriers, currency fluctuations, permitting, equipment carnets, unpredictable weather, insurance, diseases, safety, casting, scouting and travel delays. He’ll take you on a journey from the first network country pitch to the final sound mix, and by the end you’ll be ready to take on the world.

He will also be inviting guest speakers Tara Williams’, the Vice President of Production at Original Productions, and Alexander Ayling, a full-time award-winning filmmaker, content creator, Youtuber, and television host, to share their wealth of knowledge inside this seminar.

Make the most of this opportunity!

Date: Saturday, 25 May 

Time:  10am – 4pm

Venue: Massey University, Wellington

Cost: Members $20.  Non-members $40. Massey Students $10.

 Coffee, tea and biscuits provided.  Bring your own lunch.

Book Your Ticket Here.

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