In Conversation with producer Desray Armstrong

In Conversation with producer Desray Armstrong

Posted Wednesday 16 Feb 2022

SOLD OUT - but there is a waitlist
Since winning the WIFT Fulcrum Media Finance Woman to Watch award in 2016, Desray Armstrong has progressed from running an extremely successful Boosted campaign (for the feature film Stray), to releasing two celebrated feature films in 2021 (Coming Home in the DarkJuniper) and premiering a third at NZIFF 2021 (Millie Lies Low) before it’s theatrical release this year.

In this workshop you'll have the chance to hear...

  • How Desray created the pathway to success as a producer;
  • What challenges she often faces and how she navigates them;
  • What she looks for in a story and creative partnerships;
  • How she manages multiple projects;  
  • Her tips for securing finance, including running an effective crowd funding campaign.

Spaces are limited!
This event will be complying with the Covid-19 Red traffic light requirements so there are seating restrictions. Book
early to avoid disappointment! 
This event is a vaccine passport event.

WIFT NZ members free, non-members $15 cash at the door (sorry eftpos won't be available). 

Date: Wednesday 02 Mar 2022
Location: Taia Studios, 4 Bay Road, Kilbirnie, Wellington
Time: 6pm 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.