Lowe's Water series goes live with a little help from her (WIFT) friends

Posted Wednesday 13 May 2020

We're thrilled to see that Magnolia Lowe's documentary series Water-Rapuhia, kimihia: Quest for knowledge has just been launched on Newsroom. We recommend you watch this series, it really is unmissable.

Click here to see the series trailer

Click here to see the first episode, Fresh Water

Magnolia and the team finished filming at the beginning of the pandemic, and managed to complete post-production remotely during the lockdown.

Meanwhile it was cheering to hear that the WIFT network is going strong: Magnolia discovered producer Sam Blackley via an item in eNews and met Trinity Ludlow (the Water series editor) through a Wellington workshop we hosted last year. Another WIFT member Gwen Isaac stood in to film on some of the shoots. Way to go ladies!

The next episode, Sea Level Rise comes out on Friday 15 May.




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Check out these useful online discussions on the Screen Strategy and innovative business responses to Covid-19

Posted Wednesday 13 May 2020

Hear from some of the key members of the Screen Strategy 2030 Facilitation Group including WIFT member Rachael Antony at this Auckland Screen Alliance online session. Topics to be covered include outlining potential opportunities for the screen industry, how the industry will work in a COVID-19 environment, and how businesses across the sector could work collaboratively to make the Strategy a living, breathing guide for sector growth. You'll have the opportunity to ask questions of people who were on the team that created the Screen Strategy 2030: Janette Searle of the Screen Sector Strategy Group, Rachael Antony of Greenstone TV, and David Wilks of Weta Workshop.

Click here to register

Meanwhile you can catch previous sessions including this one on how some Auckland businesses used innovation to keep working
during the lockdown. Speakers include Rebekah Kelly, Executive Producer at Finch, Lanita Ririnui, Kaikkiri Kaupapa Content Commissioner at Maori TV, Kathryn Burnett, Screen Writer and Workshop Creator and Mike Urban, Founder & Managing Director of The Rebel Fleet.