Production during Covid19 Akl

Production during Covid19 Akl

Posted Saturday 27 Feb 2021

Production during Covid19 Akl
1.30 to 3.00pm

For the first time, a WIFT workshop you may want to attend, wherever you are!  Yes, no surprise, its via ZOOM.


So, you are heading back to work and there are so many questions to answer!  WIFT brings you three panellists who have managed to be in production in Level 3 and in some instances, Level 4!


Moderated by Sarah Kinniburgh, Head of TV and Branded Content for SATELLITE, we will address the panellists' respective experiences to getting their productions underway, how the process has evolved since and what the immediate future looks like as regards to setting up/running a production in line with new Covid-19 industry requirements. All the practicalities, including cost, covered off in one easily accessible WIFT workshop!

Your fabulous panellists are:


Janine Morrell-Gunn, Executive Producer, Whitebait Media

Sally Campbell, Head of Production, South Pacific Pictures

Kylie Croft, Head of Production - operations, Greenstone

Date of workshop:  Tuesday 2 June

Time: 1.30pm - 3.00pm

Venue:  ZOOM

To Join us - check your WIFT emails for the link or email the office


(with thanks to SATELLITE for helping facilitate this workshop)


If you have questions you would like answered, please email them in to office@wiftnz.org.nz

Date: Tuesday 02 Jun 2020
Time: 1.30pm - 3.00pm


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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
Winner - Best Horror Film: L’Age d’Or International Arthouse Film Festival 2020
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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

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

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We bring you a fabulous panel of experts:

Moderator:  Aliesha Staples, Managing Director, Staples VR


  • Joe Chang, Director, Eyemobi
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  • 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.