Posted Monday 09 Oct 2023
There are many reasons these days why a filmmaker may find themselves shooting their own footage: think Dame Gaylene Preston following Helen Clark at the United Nations, Briar March for Dame Valerie Adams: More Than Gold or Rachel Currie on the TVNZ docuseries Unbreakable.
Come along to this event and join our panel of Dame Gaylene, Briar and Rachel as they discuss the pros and cons of directing as the camera person with broadcast quality in mind. This is an interactive workshop. FUN and instructive!!! Clips will be screened!
About the panelists:
Briar March is an award-winning filmmaker and previous Fulbright scholar whose works are grounded in a passionate desire to connect, foster debate, and inspire social change. Her films have been broadcast on major television networks around the world, and are regularly exhibited in film festivals. Her work includes documentaries Mothers of the Revolution, There Once Was An Island, A Place To Call Home, Smoke Song, Dame Valerie Adams: More Than Gold. She is currently completing a short drama called I See You.
Dame Gaylene Preston
Dame Gaylene Preston is one of New Zealand's most valued filmmakers, with a screen career spanning four decades. She has writer, director and producer credits covering feature films, documentaries and TV drama series. Many, including War Stories, Bread And Roses, Mr Wrong, and Home By Christmas, are classics of New Zealand cinema. Her documentaries, recognised as taonga - national treasures, include Lovely Rita, Making Utu, Getting To Our Place, (co-directed with Anna Cottrell) Earthquake, and her 2017 documentary My Year With Helen which follows former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark while she is campaigning for the role of UN Secretary-General.
Producer/director Rachel Currie (pictured) is the head of Storymaker, a creative independent production company dedicated to telling great stories through bold ideas. A former journalist, Rachel has been creating unique high-end factual programming for over two decades, including content for broadcasters such as BBC, Channel Four, ITV and TVNZ. Storymaker’s projects include How Not To Get Cancer, a series of four prime-time documentaries for TVNZ, and Unbreakable, a seven-part series about people with disabilities.
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WIFT NZ members FREE; Non-members $20, Students $10, cash at the door; includes wine and nibbles.
Date: Wednesday 11 Oct 2023
Location: Click Studios, 525 Rosebank Rd, Avondale
Time: 6pm drinks for a 6:30pm start