Posted Tuesday 31 Jan 2023
Well done to Paige Larianova, one of eight filmmakers selected to participate in this year's South Shorts Mentorship Programme. Over six months, the programme enables South Auckland-affiliated talent to develop their short film projects through group sessions and script-focused mentorship under the leadership and guidance of acclaimed screenwriter and director Briar Grace-Smith (Rūrangi, Cousins, Waru).
Director and assistant director Paige is co-founder of the Waikato Film Hub Trust, Waikato Screen NZ and the Misty Flicks Short Film Showcase. She is now managing director for both the Waikato Film Hub and Waikato Screen NZ, and chief executive of the Waikato Film Hub Trust.
Run by Script To Screen, the mentorship programme allows participants to build their own supportive community. They meet for five workshops where they do group script read-throughs as well as one-on-one sessions with Briar. Guest filmmakers join the group to share their creative process. They leave the programme with greater confidence in their writing, new connections in the industry and at least one short film script ready to progress towards production.
We're looking forward to seeing your work Paige!