Posted Friday 24 Apr 2015
Script to Screen is proud to announce that eight talented filmmakers have been awarded places on their prestigious FilmUp programme in 2015.
Congratulations to S2S for achieving the perfect gender balance, though the last two years have favoured women!! And extra congrats to three WIFT members in this list, Desray, Karin and Julia. We are looking forward to seeing the results from the programme.
Recipients now enter a rigorous eight-month programme of mentoring, group work, and wrap-around support tailored to their individual needs.
Six filmmakers have been selected for FilmUp Mentorship, and they are in the process of securing esteemed local and international mentors who will support them to take the next step up in their careers and creative practice. They are:
Producer Desray Armstrong
Writer/director Dustin Feneley
Writer/director Nic Gorman
Writer/director Asuka Sylvie
Director Curtis Vowell
Producer Karin Williams
FilmUp Script Development will run alongside FilmUp Mentorship and in 2015 producers Julia Parnell and Fraser Brown have been awarded places. Fraser and Julia will work with writer/directors Brendan Donovan and Aidee Walker respectively, honing their development craft and philosophy under the tutelage of story consultant and acting/directing coach Brita McVeigh.
FilmUp is made possible with financial assistance from the New Zealand Film Commission.