On stage at the Basement

On stage at the Basement

Posted Tuesday 04 Jun 2024

We are very excited for WIFT member Isla MacCleod for she is directing a play that will be on at the Basement Theatre this month! 

WINK, written by one of America's most-produced playwrights, Jen Silverman, is a dark comedy about the thin veil between our capacity for civility and savagery. 

The suburban dream is clawed…

NZ doco at Tribeca

NZ doco at Tribeca

Posted Tuesday 04 Jun 2024

Alien Weaponry: Kua Tupu Te Ara will premiere at Tribeca Film Festival this month, and our WIFT member Sacha Campbell, is the editor behind this unique Aotearoa story! Well done Sacha!

Brothers Henry and Lewis started their thrash metal band Alien Weaponry as teenagers with their parents by their side. Their mission: to rock the…

A storyteller shares her story

A storyteller shares her story

Posted Tuesday 04 Jun 2024

DEGANZ has released a beautifully expressed blog article from Hweiling Ow, WIFT member and director, sharing parts of her journey into filmmaking from her childhood influences to the path that has unfolded before her.

“My advice to cut through the noise? Utilise the free online soapbox to your advantage. Popularity and external validation literally count.…

Snap Shot Shorts

Snap Shot Shorts

Posted Tuesday 04 Jun 2024

Have you heard of Snap Shot Shorts? If you haven't, now is the time!

WIFT member, and Massey graduate, Elizabeth Hodgson, independently produces Snap Shot Shorts a Wellington-based series with the goal of creating monthly short films that fall within the 1-15 minute mark. BY the end of Season One, they have filmed and released…

Video Slot: Pain

Video Slot: Pain

Posted Tuesday 04 Jun 2024

This week in Video Slot: Pain (click to view) A young girl has an earth-shattering realisation that her father is not invincible, after a cricket accident exposes his vulnerability.

Written & Directed by: Anna Duckworth
Produced by: Ilai Amar
DOP: Nina Wells

This film features a stunning performance from Eva Gardener, who played the character of Sarah.…

South Shorts Mentorship

South Shorts Mentorship

Posted Tuesday 04 Jun 2024

Congratulations to WIFT member Jayde Hudson, who is one of eight filmmakers selected for the tenth South Shorts Mentorship Programme, by Script to Screen! Over the next six months, she and other participants will embark on an incredible journey of development led by acclaimed screenwriter and director Briar Grace-Smith (Rūrangi, Cousins, Waru).  During this time,…

Script to Screen Announcement

Script to Screen Announcement

Posted Tuesday 04 Jun 2024

Congratulations to Dale Corlett (Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa, Rangitāne, Ngāti Ira) who as of  10 July 2024 will be Script to Screens’ new Executive Director.

Dale is a BAFTA Scotland nominated feature film director who has worked in talent development for the past 30 years including 11 years as CEO/Creative Director of GMAC Film, a…