David Carson-Parker Embassy Scriptwriting Prize Awarded to Maya Hammarsal

Posted Tuesday 14 Dec 2010

We were pleased to learn that WIFT member Maya Hammarsal picked up the David-Carson Parker Embassy Scriptwriting Prize last week. The prize is given out annually to the writer of the best folio project in the Scriptwriting major of the MA in Creative Writing at Victoria University.

Maya says, "I have had the privilege this year of working alongside a group of excellent writers, whose friendship and generosity of spirit helped me as I wrote Abandoned Islands, an historical screenplay about an indigenous family surviving the Nazi Occupation of the Channel Islands during WWII.  Our class was of an exceptionally high standard containing several award-winning writers. Thank you for everyone who has supported me and I look forward to contributing to New Zealand Arts into the future."