The Director-Actor Relationship AKL

The Director-Actor Relationship AKL

Posted Wednesday 27 Apr 2022

Continuing in our series examining key relationships for directors, we now bring you this workshop on the Actor-Director Relationship in collaboration with DEGANZ.

**WIFT NZ and DEGANZ members are free**

RSVP essential to office@wiftnz.org.nz

Our experienced panel will be discussing the following questions:

The Director-Actor Relationship

The relationship between directors and actors can be one of the most challenging and rewarding artistic collaborations. Our experienced panel will be discussing the following points:

  • How actors and directors can maintain a healthy collaborative relationship that lasts beyond one project;
  • How actors and directors can explore character in a way that is safe and enriching for both;
  • How a director can balance the needs of their actors while maintaining other relationships on set;
  • The best way to deal with a director-actor relationship breakdown;
  • What directors most want from their actors;
  • What actors most want from their directors.

Moderator: Sara Wiseman


Armagan Ballantyne, Director

Theresa Healey, Actor,

Aidee Walker, Director, Actor

Mia Blake, Actor, Director

The discussion panel will be followed by a Q&A session, so bring your burning questions along with you!

So we can ensure everyone is comfortable we're holding this event at the Click Studios building in Avondale where there's lots of room and plenty of parking.

Date: Tuesday 3 May 2022
Click Studios, 525 Rosebank Rd, Avondale, Auckland
Time: 6:00pm drinks for a 6:30pm start

RSVP to office@wiftnz.org.nz

WIFT NZ and DEGANZ Members FREE, non-members $15 cash at the door.

Date: Tuesday 03 May 2022
Location: Click Studios, 525 Rosebank Rd, Avondale
Time: 6pm drinks for 6:30pm sharp start


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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.