Announcing Story Camp Aotearoa participants

Posted Tuesday 25 Oct 2016

Congratulations to the many WIFT members have won places on Story Camp Aotearoa 2016,  a rigorous five-day residential lab designed to develop New Zealand feature film projects. The lucky WIFT members are Alyx Duncan, Sophie Henderson, Jackie van Beek, Armagan Ballantyne and Yamin Tun.

The lab, which takes place in Port Waikato, is tailored specifically to meet the development needs of the selected writers or writing teams and their project. This year's mentors include Sundance Institute's creative advisor Joan Tewkesbury, Sundance Institute's artistic director Gyula Gazdag and sought-after NZ story consultant Brita McVeigh. More mentors to be announced soon.

The eight projects and talented local writers/writing teams selected to workshop their feature film scripts this summer at Story Camp Aotearoa are:



LUCKY - Josephine Stewart-Te Whiu

MAGMA - Armagan Ballantyne & Jackie Van Beek

THE SURROGATE - Alyx Duncan & Lani-rain Feltham

UNDER A FULL MOON - Florian Habicht

UNNAMED PROJECT - Michelle Savill & Sophie Henderson


Next Up...

Romantic Giveaway

Posted Tuesday 25 Oct 2016

The perfect spring Date Night movie - and coming to cinemas this November 3rd.

We have tickets to the beautiful film THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS.

Based on the best-seller by ML Stedman, THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS stars Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander as Tom and Isabel, a lighthouse-tending couple who stumble upon a boat carrying a dead man and a baby. Tom and Isabel decide to raise the child as their own, with emotionally tortuous consequences. It was shot in our very own deep South and looks exquisite and heart-breaking.

View the trailer here:

We have 5 x double passes to see THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS to giveaway thanks to the darling folk at Trigger Marketing. Just answer this simple question:

One of the actors in the film is married to the current "007". What is her name?

Answers only please in the subject line emailed to by 5 pm Friday 28 October.

Winners only will be notified.