Southland creatives get a boost

Posted Tuesday 21 May 2024

Southland creatives get a boost

Congratulations to the WIFT members selected for Southern Pilots, a newly created development opportunity from Script to Screen, and Film Otago Southland.

Writer: Kathryn van Beek Writer/Director: Pennie Hunt Producer: Rebecca Rowe

Writer/Director: Emma Schranz Producer: Kimberly Frost

Southern Skies
Writers: Martin Kean and Vicki Lenihan Producer: Sue Marshall 

The programme offers both talent and project development. The teams will have one-on-one advisor sessions and hear from industry speakers over a three-day workshop held in Ōamaru in June. The intent is to bring these series projects to a point where they will be compelling for producer partners and funders.  

The intention for the Southern Pilots kaupapa is to help creatives from Otago and Southland generate IP for local and international audiences. This will, in turn, increase activity in both regions and foster a strong creative network of screen practitioners.

We wish you all the best in learning and outcomes!