The risks of hiring a first time director

Posted Wednesday 07 Aug 2019

Film industry data hound Stephen Follows combines two perennially popular topics, money and myths, in this in-depth investigation into the correlation between first-time directors and financial profitability. The myth in question is that first-time directors are risky and should be avoided!

 

 

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Bouchet's short wins Jury Prize at NZIFF

Posted Wednesday 07 Aug 2019

Let's give a round of applause for Prisca Bouchet, whose documentary Egg Cup Requiem won the Madman Entertainment Jury Prize for the Best New Zealand Short Film at NZIFF 2019. This is the first time a documentary short has won the competition. Prisca co-directed the film with Nick Mayow, and the jury citation reads: "One of the hardest things to do in short filmmaking is make an emotional connection with the audience but in a mere 12 minutes this charming film had us laughing and crying in equal measure. A wonderful deeply felt story of 89-year-old Johnny Green and his egg cup collection."