Apply now for Story Camp 2017

Posted Thursday 22 Jun 2017

You could be heading off to Story Camp 2017 for some quality time with your feature film project - applications are now open!

Story Camp is Script to Screen's residential feature film workshop that fosters craft, voice and vision. Talented NZ screenwriters and filmmakers workshop their projects with exceptional international and local advisors.

Each selected writer or team undergoes a rigorous five-day experience designed specifically to meet the development needs of their feature film project. The process for each participant is made up of some or all of the following development techniques: one-on-one script sessions, project-based group workshops, read-throughs, and workshopping with actors.

Writers' key collaborators are involved in parts of the process in instances where that is of additional benefit to the project. Past participants can re-apply if their project has progressed significantly, and sessions can be tailored for writers and directors with projects in an advanced development phase.

Applications close: 5pm, Monday 28 August 2017
Story Camp dates: November 26 - December 1 2017

Story Camp is made possible with financial assistance from the New Zealand Film Commission.

Find out more and apply now!

Next Up...

Clever women behind season two of Cleverman, coming to TVNZ soon

Posted Thursday 22 Jun 2017

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The first two episodes of Cleverman season two debuted at the Sydney Film Festival earlier this month - and it's just been announced that season two will premiere in New Zealand on TVNZ Ondemand on Friday June 30 and Duke on Monday July 3 (Freeview channel 13).

And what a list of talented WIFT members (and other women) involved!

The critically acclaimed TV drama series is a co-production between Australia's Goalpost Pictures and New Zealand's Pukeko Pictures. Cleverman tells the story of two Aboriginal half-brothers who join forces to battle an ancient mythological monster when one of them is given the mantle of 'Cleverman'.

In this not-too-distant dystopian future, an ancient species known as Hairypeople fight for survival on the fringes of society - a comment on racism, asylum seekers and border protection. Otherworldly Dreamtime creatures also emerge in this action-packed series.

WIFT members involved:

Angela Littlejohn - Exec Producer
Sharon Lark - Producer
Rowena Patterson - Post Production Supervisor
Bonnie Philp - VFX & Post Coordinator
Amanda Heatley - Sound Producer
Lisa Chatfield - Pukeko Exec Producer
Peter Roberts - Editor
Annie Collins, Angela Boyd and Lala Rolls - Additional Editors

For Goalpost Pictures, the Australian producer was Rosemary Blight and the director was Leah Purcell - so it was a very female-driven production.

Well done to all our Pukeko Pictures members who worked on this project! Watch the trailer for season 2.