World-class winner: Chelsea Winstanley

World-class winner: Chelsea Winstanley

Posted Tuesday 08 Jun 2021

We applaud producer/director and long-time WIFT NZ member Chelsea Winstanley who is one of this year’s Kea World Class New Zealand Award winners! 

The Award recognises a diverse range of Kiwis and friends of New Zealand who, through the impact of their work, leadership and philanthropy raise New Zealand’s mana internationally.

Keanewzealand.com says that "Chelsea's…

Rapley honoured for services to music & TV

Rapley honoured for services to music & TV

Posted Wednesday 09 Jun 2021

We're thrilled to see that Tere Veronica Rapley, or as we know her best, Teremoana Rapley, has been made an MNZM in the Queen's Birthday Honours List, recognising her work with Upper Hutt Posse and Moana and the Moahunters as well as her work presenting TVNZ’s What Now, in the mid-1990s, and a stint reporting…

Wrestler and Allbirds partnership takes flight

Wrestler and Allbirds partnership takes flight

Posted Tuesday 08 Jun 2021

Here's a shoutout to our friends at Wellington creative company Wrestler which has been named the lead creative partner for sustainable footwear and apparel brand, Allbirds. The pair have casually worked together since the brand's inception and Wrestler created Allbirds original launch campaign in 2016.

It’s already been a busy year for the partnership; two…

Local legends to rock the cabaret!

Local legends to rock the cabaret!

Posted Tuesday 08 Jun 2021

This isn't your every-day cabaret! Rock Follies Forever is an ode to the fabulousness of the cult British TV series Rock Follies, a show chronicling the ups and downs of three fierce women climbing the ladder to success in the macho world of 1970’s rock. Performed by three legends of New Zealand entertainment — WIFT…

C21Media's Nico Franks returns to UK for promotion

C21Media's Nico Franks returns to UK for promotion

Posted Tuesday 08 Jun 2021

We say congratulations and farewell to C21Media journalist and WIFT NZ member Nico Franks who returns to the UK later this month to take over as editor of the company’s flagship title Channel21 International, effective from the end of June.

Franks, who is currently working from Wellington, joined C21 Media as a reporter in 2012,…

A trio of winter releases to look forward to

A trio of winter releases to look forward to

Posted Tuesday 08 Jun 2021

Roll on July and August when there are three new feature films out with WIFT NZ members in the main credits! You can bet we'll be featuring them in the upcoming editions enews, but for now check out this trio of trailers to Juniper, Coming Home In The Dark and The Justice Of Bunny King

WIN double passes to Phyllida Lloyd's 'Herself'

WIN double passes to Phyllida Lloyd's 'Herself'

Posted Tuesday 08 Jun 2021

Sandra, a young mother, seeks to rebuild her life from scratch, and provide a safe home for her two young daughters. In order to do so, she must escape the grip of a possessive ex-partner, circumnavigate a broken housing system, and bring together a community of friends who can support her and lend a helping…

We're on Instagram!

We're on Instagram!

Posted Wednesday 09 Jun 2021

We recently opened an Insta account (*takes a bow*) and would love your support #wiftnz 

So... #pleasefollowus #giveusyourfeedback #shareyourpics and #likeourposts

 

VIDEO SLOT: The Last Man On Earth

VIDEO SLOT: The Last Man On Earth

Posted Tuesday 08 Jun 2021

This week we present to you April Phillips' short The Last Man On Earth. The film highlights the value of people with disabilities and stars Duncan Armstrong (pictured), a Wellington actor with Down Syndrome, Shane Bartle and Greer Phillips. Completed in 2019 the film is set in the aftermath of a global pandemic where a…

'High Tide' doco receives Doc Edge accolade

'High Tide' doco receives Doc Edge accolade

Posted Tuesday 08 Jun 2021

A big woop! woop! for Nia Phipps and Niva Kay, who are in The Rebel Collective, the team of directors and producers of High Tide Don't Hide, which received a Special Mention: Best New Zealand Feature at the Doc Edge Festival Awards.

You can see their doco at the cinemas below, and online here. 

Auckland…