Special Script to Screen Event: Making What We Do in the Shadows

Posted Tuesday 17 Jun 2014

Thursday 26 June

Please rsvp to rsvp@script-to-screen.co.nz.

'We made this film for fans of Boy and Flight of the Conchords - we think Kiwis appreciate our style of comedy more than anyone and it's our job to please them.' Taika Waititi

Join STS this month for a very special Writers' Room with multiple Emmy-nominee  Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords, Eagle Vs Shark)and writer/director  Taika Waititi (Boy, Eagle Vs Shark). Following opening weekend, the pair join us to discuss co-writing, co-directing and starring in their latest and closest collaboration,  What We Do in the Shadows.

Thursday 26 June, Q Theatre, 305 Queen Street, doors open 7pm, 7:30-8:30pm talk.

Suggested $10 koha on the door from those who can afford it, to help cover the costs of this special event.

Please rsvp to register your attendance by emailingrsvp@script-to-screen.co.nz. There will be limited places.

What We Do in the Shadows will be released in NZ cinemas on 19 June, 2014.  See the official trailer here.

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NZ Short Film Finalists Announced

Posted Tuesday 17 Jun 2014

The six filmmakers whose short films were selected by Andrew Adamson to contend for the awards on this year's New Zealand's Short Film programme are out. It's a great programme, showcasing four from well-established short filmmakers alongside two from impressive NZIFF newcomers. Three of these films have already gained international attention.

The  New Zealand's Best programme will screen as part of 2014 NZIFF line-up. Attend a screening in Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin or Christchurch and you'll be crowd-funding the Audience Award as audiences will be encouraged to vote for their favourite short.

The 2014 Audience Award winner in Auckland and Wellington will take away 25% of the box office from the Festival screenings in the four main centres. NZIFF have been delighted by the popularity of this contest over the last two years, and look forward to some lively screenings in 2014.

The films will compete for four cash prizes, with winners to be announced at the closing night event of the Auckland leg of NZIFF. The six finalists are Cold Snap(dir: Leo Woodhead), Eleven (dir: Abigail Greenwood), Over the Moon (dir: James Cunningham), Ross & Beth (dir: Hamish Bennett), School Night (dirs: Leon Wadham and Eli Kent) and U.F.O. (dir: Gregory King).