Pasifika in film and television gathering 21 March - Auckland

Posted Monday 18 Mar 2013

Talofa - some of you may be interested in this gathering for the Maori and Pacific screen industry.

Pasifika Film & Television Gathering

When: Thursday March 21, 5 pm

Where: Whare Kai, Nga Wai o Horotiu Marae

Entry on St Paul Street (near the corner of Symonds Street and St Paul)

Please feel free to pass on this invite to others in the Pasifika and Maori screen industry that you think might be interested in taking the initiative further

Please RSVP to

Dr. Ella Henry

Senior Lecturer,

WB414, Te Ara Poutama

Auckland University of Technology

Phone:              (09) 921-9999, ext 6097

Mobile:             (021) 455-120

Skype Name:  ellahenry

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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.