A case-study on Stray

Posted Tuesday 18 Sep 2018

Calling all writers, directors, producers! Here's a fantastic chance to gain valuable insights into creating independent films in New Zealand. Script to Screen will host a case-study event on the successful, independently financed feature film Stray, the debut feature from New Zealand writer/director/producer Dustin Feneley. The film received five-star reviews at the NZIFF, and secured theatrical distribution in Australasia for release in New Zealand on 4 October. In this comprehensive case study, Feneley will discuss both the creative and the practical, and talk about:

  • his unique approach to screenwriting and directing,
  • trusting your gut and following your creative instincts as a filmmaker
  • staying passionate during the years of script development and financing
  • growing your entrepreneurial skills and tenacity to succeed as an independent filmmaker
  • how the STRAY team financed the project as an independent film, with a particular focus on the extensive process behind the record-breaking crowdfunding campaign.

Event dates DUNEDIN
When: 9am-12:30pm Tuesday 9 October
Where: Petridish - Green Room, 8 Stafford Street, Dunedin

When: 9am-12:30pm Wednesday 10 October
Where: Belmont Studios, 31 Southwark St, Christchurch.


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Award winning film Radiogram to screen in Wellington

Posted Tuesday 18 Sep 2018

We are delighted to welcome feature film director Rouzie Hassanova to New Zealand and WIFT NZ with a screening of her first feature film Radiogram. The screening is part of the fourth global #DirectedByWomen month - check out this list of #DirectedByWomen events curated by Marian Evans.

To date, Rouzie has written and directed a number of award winning shorts including the charity musical Vicky and the internationally licensed Tree Without A Root.
Her debut feature film Radiogram has screened at over fifteen international film festivals and has won three awards.

Tickets to the Radiogram screening are $12/$6 at the door. To reserve a seat, please email your name and phone number to radiogramscreening@gmail.com

Wednesday, 3 October from 6pm - 8pm
Where: Te Auaha, NZ Institute of Creativity, 65 Dixon St Te Aro, Wellington

Click here to watch the trailer