WIFT Events Coming Up in April

Posted Wednesday 03 Apr 2013

WIFT Wellington lunch tomorrow and April 17!

Wednesday WIFT lunch for Wellington members is Thursday this week (tomorrow) because of Easter.  The topic will be The Down-Low on Tropfest

Anne-Maree Godfrey from Tropfest will visit to offer the word on New Zealand's newest and biggest short film festival and competition. Tropfest delivers an audience and prize money. With a deadline in January 2014 there's no excuse not to enter. Come and find out how...

WIFT Wednesday April 17

The Role of Post-Production Supervisor

Rose Dority will discuss the role of the Post-production Supervisor and explain why you need to be talking with one before you shoot your film. Rose works internationally and across the budget spectrum and her CV includes Mr Pip, Two Little Boys, The Truman Show, the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Portrait of a Lady and most recently, Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away.

NZFC Boardroom, 3rd Floor, 119 Ghuznee St

12.30pm - 1.30pm

Bring your own lunch.  Tea and coffee provided.

Members: No charge

Non-members: $5

Please RSVP to office@wiftnz.org.nz


WIFT Auckland Workshop

The next evening workshop is on April 24. It will concentrate on employment law as it relates to our industry. This is an important topic so mark it in your diaries now.


WIFT Christchurch

There will be an event before the end of April, so watch your inbox for details.

Next Up...

The Handkerchief Needs a Hand

Posted Wednesday 03 Apr 2013

WIFT member and writer/director, Linda Niccol's film The Handerkerchief is about a blind man looking for love with his other senses. She wants the film to captivate audiences into the possibilities of seeing things from a blind person's perspective, and empathise with the worlds such people must create for themselves in order to overcome what some may perceive as a sad disability, especially when it comes to finding love.

The main character, Alistair, relies on memory and imagination to communicate the beautiful world inside his head, which he must in turn convey to June in order to charm and seduce her.

The dramatic sections of The Handkerchief were shot with a women focused crew led by Linda Niccol and fellow WIFT member Glenis Giles. After seven years of development, the shoot has gone well but they still need to raise the post funding and are hoping WIFT members can help them put the word out via PledgeMe/ 824.

Key crew volunteered their services at low rates, these include producer; Glenis Giles, DoP; Renaud Maire, 1st AD; Jules Lovelock, sound designer and composer; Jeremy Cullen, editor; Jeff Hurrell,  and design and advertising agency; Mission Hall. And the additional crew worked for food and petrol vouchers! So please go to the PledgeMe site and donate if you can.