Know your crew and other advice from filmmaker Ava DuVernay

Posted Wednesday 20 Feb 2019

Ava DuVernay was the first black woman to win the best directing achievement at the Sundance Film Festival, and her career has included numerous accolades since. Her television show, Queen Sugar, employed all female directors. And she's constantly trying to uplift the voices around her. "Know your crew members by name. They are the lifeblood of your film" and "never tell an actor it was good when it wasn't" are just two gems of advice she offers filmmakers.




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VIDEO SLOT Friday Tigers

Posted Wednesday 20 Feb 2019

Can you believe it's been six years since writer, director and actor Aidee Walker and producer Julia Parnell of Notable Pictures created this award-winning short film? Friday Tigers / Ng? Taika o te R?mere was awarded the $5000 Madman Entertainment Jury Prize for Best New Zealand Short Film 2013, as well as the Audience Award at the 2013 New Zealand International Film Festival. We thought you'd appreciate a rerun!
When a blossoming friendship threatens to expose a young mother's make-believe world of bumble-bees, tigers and wolves, she must find the courage to face her not-so-perfect reality for the sake of her daughter.

Click here to watch Friday Tigers / Ng? Taika o te R?mere