Posted Tuesday 22 May 2018
We're celebrating with the winners of TVNZ's New Blood competition, Ashleigh Reid and Isla Macleod, whose comedy-drama Oddly Even has been released as a full series. The two 23-year olds, who met at the NZ Broadcasting School, shot their pilot episode over a weekend, with borrowed gear and as many friends as they could rope in. Selected as national finalists by an industry panel, and after a month-long public vote, the pair won funding to create their ensemble comedy-drama. And we're so glad to hear that out of the 12 key creative roles, seven were held by women, including another WIFT member, editor Kerri Roggio.