ScreenTalk with Catherine Fitzgerald

Posted Tuesday 25 Jul 2017

There are lots of nuggets of wisdom in the new NZ On Screen ScreenTalk interview with long-time producer Catherine Fitzgerald. She speaks about:

� How producers are creative too
� Learning a lot about filmmaking from director Vincent Ward
� Why she appreciated the talent of director Taika Waititi
� Director Tusi Tamasese impressing people overseas
� How Tamasese's film One Thousand Ropes was ahead of its time
� Why the international film festival circuit is so important
� How to get more diversity in the film industry

Check it out! https://www.nzonscreen.com/interviews/catherine-fitzgerald

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Video slot: Both Worlds

Posted Tuesday 25 Jul 2017

Both Worlds

Series producer Julia Parnell and director Corinna Hunziker are excited to announce the arrival of Both Worlds season six, beginning this Sunday (July 30) at 11am on Three.

Both Worlds follows a diverse group of Kiwis from migrant and refugee backgrounds as they face the challenge of staying true to themselves in modern New Zealand while honouring the expectations of their cultural heritage. A youthful and intimate series, the subjects pick up cameras to tackle subjects like youth depression, LGBTQI identity and racism.

In the first of eight episodes, former refugee and orphan Octaves Sylver (above) has found a home, a family and a community in his new country New Zealand. However despite the safety he has located, the shadow of his former life hangs over him.

A talented hip-hop dancer, Octaves is the only African 'B-boy' in the New Zealand scene and feels that he doesn't totally fit in. To allow him to fully settle here he is anxious that he must learn more about his Congolese heritage and most importantly discover what happened to his mother, who died when he was just three.

Slip on those headphones (go on, you deserve a break) and check out the teaser: https://vimeo.com/225769483

Follow the project on Facebook and Instagram. Both Worlds was made with the generous support of NZ On Air.