TV series INSiDE delves into lockdown paranoia

Posted Wednesday 14 Oct 2020


Imagine a second wave of coronavirus has forced New Zealand back into lockdown�

That's what producers Liz DiFiore and Peter Salmon did when they came up with the idea for INSiDE, an offbeat eight-part thriller TV series. Filmed over two weeks during lockdown level 2 (and on a microbudget!) the series follows reclusive tech expert Rose McWhitney who hacks into strangers' video calls to get a hit of human interaction. When she unexpectedly reconnects with an old school bully, Rose suddenly finds herself sharing a bubble with a haunting vision from her past. Now she's got to work out what is real and what is just pandemic-induced paranoia.

WIFT members Shoshana McCallum and Thomas Sainsbury were on the writing team, while Sarah Voon oversaw costume. INSiDE was funded through NZonAir's Rapid Response Funding as a result of COVID 19 restrictions on the film industry.

Check out the trailer

INSiDE is available on Prime Catch Up on SkyGO and on NEON at the end of October.


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Film workshop for South Auckland storytellers

Posted Wednesday 14 Oct 2020

Calling all aspiring filmmakers, storytellers and creatives with a connection to South Auckland! Learn how to use the power of cinema to tell your stories in this 2020 South Auckland Short Film Workshop, a two-day workshop to learn the art of making short films. Whether you're new to filmmaking or have some experience already, come and learn what it takes to bring your film to life.

This workshop is intended for people who either live in South Auckland or have a connection with the area.

Over one weekend you will be guided by experienced filmmakers about the principles of how to write a short film, the role of the director, what it takes to get your short film off the ground, and pitching to funders and collaborators. Speakers include Marina McCartney (Milk & Honey, Vai), Todd Karehana (Ahik?roa, My Brother Mitchell) and Nikki Si'ulepa (Same But Different, M?, Snow in Paradise)

Participants from this workshop will be eligible to apply for Script to Screen's South Shorts 2021 Mentorship Programme.

When: Saturday 31 Oct - Sunday 1 Nov 2020

Where: Te Haa o Manukau - Ground Floor, 2 Osterley Way, Manukau.

$5 all-day parking is available at 50 Manukau Station Road - an Auckland Transport carpark next to the bus station which is a short walk to the venue.

Cost: General Admission $5.75 (incl GST).

Click here to get your tickets

What to bring: Pen and paper. Morning and afternoon tea will be provided. Please bring lunch with you or there are plenty of cafes in the area to buy lunch, and space available to eat lunch if you bring it with you.