Keeping it fresh - theatre voices in screen - Wellington

Posted Monday 05 May 2014

Script to Screen Event Wednesday 14 May, drinks 5:30pm, talk 6-7pm,

The Film Archive, 84 Taranaki Street. $5 koha appreciated.



"Language is the very lifeblood of the theatre. . . and film is at its most potent when it expresses what it wants to say though images." Sir Ronald Harwood (The Pianist, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly)

This month the Wellington Writer's Room brings together a panel of actor/writers who work across both film and theatre, each of whom have been praised for their original voice and the freshness they bring to their screen work. How has their background in writing and delivering theatre influenced the way they approach the very different art of screenwriting?

Join actor/playwright/screenwriter Sophie Henderson (I Heart Camping, Fantail), playwright/screenwriter Dean Hewison, (The Henchman, How to Meet Girls From a Distance) and playwright/screenwriter April Phillips, (STIFF, Death & Taxes) as they talk to playwright/script editor/producer Bevin Linkhorn about working across the mediums and what filmmakers and writers can take from theatre practitioners.

Stay afterward for a slice of pizza and a drink.

About the presenters...

After a busy decade acting, writer/actor Sophie Henderson has been hailed for the strong voice in her feature debut Fantail (2013), which sold world rights to LevelK after its Rotterdam premiere. Sophie currently programmes for Auckland's Basement Theatre.

Playwright/screenwriter Dean Hewison started his career with strong theatre debut Head of the House in 2003. He has gone on to write a number of plays, and also co-wrote and directed the well-loved feature film How to Meet Girls From a Distance, after winning the Make My Movie competition in 2013.

Actress/Scriptwriter/Producer April Phillips, best known for her plays STiFF and Death & Taxes, co-produced and wrote two short films in 2013, Letter For Hope and Utu Pihikete. Since she has begun pre-production for her first feature film based on her acclaimed and SWANZ nominated stage play Motel.

Actor, script editor, producer and playwright Bevin Linkhorn has had a successful career in writing, performing, and producing, contributing extensively to NZ's theatre, film and TV industries. As a playwright he is known for his plays Awesome Foursome and Confessions of an Adolescent Stormtrooper which were a huge success at BATS Theatre in 2000, the latter earning a nomination for Best Writer at the Chapman Tripp awards. He's a producer at Wellington production company Gibson Group working across a slate of television and film projects.





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The Big Screen Symposium is Back! (1)

Posted Monday 05 May 2014

Mark the 27th-28th September in your calendars and join us to be energised, inspired and part of the debate about our cinema.


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Our 2013 keynote address was delivered by acclaimed screenwriter of  Amores Perros and  Babel Guillermo Arriaga. Guillermo loved his experience at the symposium last year and only had good things to say..