From conception to Sundance - making Shopping

Posted Monday 18 Mar 2013

Script to Screen's March Auckland Writer's Room is with Mark Albiston and Louis Sutherland on their debut feature Shopping.

When: Tuesday March 26, 7 pm drinks for a 7.30 pm start

Where: The Classic, 321 Queen Street, Auckland,

$5 koha appreciated

"An extremely compelling first film with a fantastic lead actor. We loved watching him on screen and felt a deep empathy with him. Sharp editing, strong visual choices and a complex, painful and loving portrayal of family. We appreciated the specificity of the world you brought us into. Your dedication to your vision is palpable."

- International Jury, Generation 14Plus, Berlinale 2013.

We catch co-writer/directors Mark Albiston and Louis Sutherland as they settle down from a whirlwind A-list festival run with their debut feature film Shopping. The film premiered at Sundance '13 and went on to compete in the Generation 14 Plus International Jury at Berlinale - winning the Grand Prix.

Come and hear Mark and Louis talk to chair Andrew Bancroft about holding a strong vision, keeping momentum in writing and what it means to compete on the world stage.

Stay afterwards for a drink and a slice of pizza on us.