Free film workshop in Northland for youth

Posted Tuesday 06 Jul 2021

Free film workshop in Northland for youth

Here is a fantastic opportunity for young newbies to film! Script to Screen, in partnership with Northland Youth Theatre, presents a free four-day film workshop in the July school holidays for 15 – 23 year olds.

The workshop helps young participants to develop skills in crafting a story idea, writing a script, and acting. The aim of the workshop is to foster writing talent and encourage aspiring filmmakers. No experience or prior knowledge of filmmaking is necessary.

On Day 1, participants will hear from writer/director Hamish Bennett (The Dump, Ross & Beth, Bellbird) about finding a story they want to tell and crafting a narrative that is compelling on screen.

On Day 2, participants will develop their own film concept and write a scene for their film, guided by actor Laurel Devenie (Shortland Street).

On Day 3 Laurel will lead a workshop on acting for the screen, including working with the scenes written the day before. Each participant will get the chance to act in a scene.

On the last day, the scenes will be taped and the group will watch them and discuss what was learned.

Tuesday 13 July - Fri 16 July

9am – 2:30pm each day

Click here for more information and to register