Hokianga Filmmaking Workshop

Posted Monday 13 Apr 2015

Script to Screen presents a two-day filmmaking workshop for the Far North region, 'Storytelling for the Screen' with experienced writer/director Michael Bennett.

Is there a story from your community that you would like to tell through film but don't know where to start?

Come and join us for a free two-day workshop that will give you the tools you need to take stories from your community and tell them on screen.

This workshop covers short film, short documentary and web series formats, and focuses on making a project on a low budget. The aim of the workshop is to foster local talent and encourage aspiring filmmakers to make their own projects, with the opportunity of working with a mentor.

Those who attended our workshop in January may like to join us at 5pm on Saturday for the noho marae, which includes film screenings and the opportunity to chat about their idea to the group after dinner. Otherwise join us on the Sunday morning, for the chance to pitch the idea formally in front of a judging panel. This makes you eligible to be chosen for mentoring on your film project.

When: Sat 2nd - Sun 3rd May, 2015


Saturday 10am - 4:30pm - Northtec Rawene Campus, 26 Nimmo Street East.

Relocating to Tuhirangi Marae in Waima from 5pm on Saturday.

Noho marae at Tuhirangi Marae on Saturday night.

Sunday 9am - 4pm - Tuhirangi Marae, Waima. MAP.

Cost: The workshop is free. Lunch, afternoon tea and dinner will be provided by Script to Screen. We suggest a $10 koha towards lunch, or a contribution of food. For those staying at Tuhirangi Marae with us, we suggest a $10 koha towards accommodation.

Registration: If you would like to attend, please rsvp to Eloise on eloise @ script-to-screen.co.nz or ring the office on 09 360 5400. This workshop is aimed at ages 15+.

Michael Bennett is a writer/director of Te Arawa descent (Ngati Pikiao, Ngati Wakaue), working extensively within short and feature film, web series, and documentary forms. Michael’s first short film Michelle’s Third Novel accompanied the US gala premiere of Pulp Fiction at the 1994 New York Film Festival. He has since gone on to write and direct internationally award winning shorts Cow and Kerosene Creek. In 2010 he co-wrote and directed the award-winning feature film Matariki which debuted at TIFF. He recently devised and wrote all 20 episodes of popular web series The Factory, and wrote and directed The Confessions of Prisoner T �" an in-depth look at the Teina Pora case, of which he is now writing a book, and developing a feature film. As well as working on his own projects, Michael is an experienced script editor.

Full programme information on our website.