Pope's Gardening With Soul on screen in Wellington

Posted Wednesday 17 Jan 2018

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Wellington's Ng? Taonga Sound and Vision has curated a cracking line-up of films for the next two weeks! We'll be looking out for the Vicky Pope-produced Gardening With Soul, a gentle documentary that charts the journey of octagenarian Sister Loyola Galvin (pictured above) through the seasons. Themes of faith, aging and compassion sit alongside the practicalities of every community life, issues with the Catholic Church and the importance of good compost in this intimate, funny and moving portrait of a hardworking woman approaching the end of her life.

Screening 17 - 25 January
Find out more, and book tickets here

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Wellington screenwriters residency applications open

Posted Wednesday 17 Jan 2018

Here's a great opportunity for screenwriters in the capital: producer Vicki Pope and director Rob Sarkies have partnered with Wellington's Toi P?neke Art Centre to offer a 12-week residency for a Wellington-based screenwriter. To apply, you'll need to have a feature film script at a stage that will benefit from development. The resident writer will get a studio space, a small stipend, plus development input from Pope and Sarkies. Pope says she's "thrilled" because "these things can be the difference between a writer being able to work, or not."
The deadline is 16 February so get get cracking and apply!

Click here for the guidelines and application form

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Vicky Pope and Rob Sarkies

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