Writers Lab Awards Five Places

Posted Monday 08 Jun 2015

Five feature film projects and eight writers have been awarded a place on STS second Writers' Lab Aotearoa. Better still three of the films are by women writers including WIFT member Sophie Henderson. Congratulations Sophie!

Ghazaleh Golbakhsh with AT THE END OF THE WORLD

Victor Rodger with BLACK FAGGOT

Mark Albiston and Paul Stanley Ward with CAT BURGLAR

Rachel House and Mitch Tawhi Thomas with HUI

Gaysorn Thavat and Sophie Henderson with THE JUSTICE OF BUNNY KING

Competition was tough, with 60 applications received from a diverse range of writers. After all applications were read blind, 13 projects made a competitive shortlist and selectors made the final decisions last week.

Writers will work on their projects with local and international talent, including the recently announced Gyula Gazdag - Artistic Director of the Sundance Filmmakers Lab and others soon to be announced.

Click through for full biographies of the chosen writers.