A few spots left for Leanne Pooley directing masterclass

Posted Tuesday 21 Mar 2017

Don't miss out! There are only a couple of spaces left for this valuable masterclass, running on Saturday and Sunday...

On March 25 and 26, WIFT member and celebrated filmmaker Leanne Pooley is running a two-day masterclass in Auckland to share the lessons she's learnt in 25 years as a director.

From initial idea to realising the final film, this seminar will cover every stage of the filmmaking process. A NZ Arts Laureate, Leanne has won many awards for her work and had it screened on many international networks - so there will be plenty to learn for even experienced filmmakers.

For more information and to book, email info@spacific.co.nz - don't delay!

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Ticket giveaway for One Thousand Ropes

Posted Tuesday 21 Mar 2017


The second feature from Tusi Tamasese (The Orator), One Thousand Ropes is the story of Maea, a father reconnecting with his youngest daughter and together putting to rest the ghosts that haunt them. She arrives vulnerable: badly beaten and heavily pregnant. He struggles with the inner temptation and the encouragement from the men in his life, to take revenge in the way he knows best on one hand - and on the other, to build the new family and companionship so desperately missing from his life.

Starring Frankie Adams (Shortland Street) in her feature film debut, Uelese Petaia (Sons for the Return Home), Beulah Koale (Shortland Street), Sima Urale (Apron Strings), Ene Petaia (Sione's Wedding) and Anapela Polataivao (Night Shift).

We are giving away 5 double passes to the film, which is released in cinemas on March 23.

To enter, simply watch the trailer and answer this simple question: What is Maea's old nickname?

Email your answer in the subject line to office@wiftnz.org.nz by 5pm Friday 24 March, 2017. Only winners will be notified.