From Japan to the world: an animated talk with Jeff Wexler

Posted Wednesday 03 Apr 2019

Attention all Studio Ghibli fans: cancel your plans for this evening! Tonight, Script to Screen offers you a chance to hear Jeff Wexler share his insights into successfully bringing culturally specific stories to global audiences. Jeff is Chief, International at Studio Ponoc and former Chief, International/Board Director and current consultant at Studio Ghibli, both world-renowned for their ability to break into international markets and take seemingly unique Japanese stories worldwide. Jeff will share his ideas on embracing film localisation during the creative process and how doing so has supported growth of the global phenomenon that is Studio Ghibli and the launch of Studio Ponoc. Drawing on films from Studio Ghibli and Studio Ponoc, Jeff will delve into internationalising IP, the nuances of dubbing and subtitling, and the importance of building - and sticking to - a philosophy for localisation that prioritises creative integrity. The talk will be followed by a special private screening of Studio Ponoc's latest production, the anthology feature Modest Heroes: Ponoc Short Films Theatre Volume 1 (53 mins).

When: 6:30pm, Wednesday 3 April
Where: Academy Cinemas, 44 Lorne St, Auckland

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Give these Loading Docs Wifters a BOOST

Posted Wednesday 03 Apr 2019

Support the WIFT members in this year's Loading Docs: Zoe McIntosh, Corinna Hunziker, Morgan Leigh Stewart, Kathy McRae and Migiwa Ozawa. Unified by the theme of power, their work is now on crowdfunding platform BOOSTED. Teams have 23 days to reach or exceed their goal of $2500 in order to unlock the commitment of $5500 from Loading Docs - plus a post-production package from Department of Post - and put their documentaries into production. With support from principal funder NZ On Air, along with the New Zealand Film Commission and Te M?ngai P?ho, Loading Docs will fund, create and distribute eight digital shorts in 2019, alongside a programme of professional and creative development.

Click here to read more about the 2019 documentaries