Lights, camera... makeup! Discover what a career as a makeup artist is like, this Thursday on Instagram

Lights, camera... makeup! Discover what a career as a makeup artist is like, this Thursday on Instagram

Posted Wednesday 18 May 2022

Join long-time WIFT NZ members Gabrielle Jones and Dianne Ensor this Thursday 19 May at 7pm for an Instagram Live Q&A on 'What does a career as a makeup artist really look like?' Together Jones and Ensor have more than 50 years' experience in makeup for film, TV, fashion and special effects.

The duo are…

Check out Sarah Hunter's latest creative mahi

Check out Sarah Hunter's latest creative mahi

Posted Monday 16 May 2022

Multitalented Wellington-based WIFT member Sarah Hunter has been busy! Her music video, directed for Rhombus’ new tune Treat You So Right, was released on 13 May, ready for an album launch on 27 May. Sarah also produced and directed two concert feature films for Kiwi band Fat Freddy’s Drop - Wairunga and Lock-In, both made…

NZOA funds projects championing the use of te reo Māori

NZOA funds projects championing the use of te reo Māori

Posted Tuesday 17 May 2022

NZ On Air and Te Māngai Pāho’s fourth co-funding round has awarded 11 bilingual projects up to $5.9m to further champion the use of te reo Māori across a wide variety of platforms.  

We're pleased to see WIFT members' projects are among those funded, so homai te pakipaki to:

Great Southern Television
Casketeers 6,
8 x…

The WIFT NZ Mana Wāhine Award Recipient 2022

The WIFT NZ Mana Wāhine Award Recipient 2022

Posted Tuesday 17 May 2022

We're delighted to celebrate the wonderful Desray Armstrong (Te-Aitanga-a-Hauiti, Ngāti Porou) as this year's recipient of the WIFT NZ Mana Wāhine Award!

Desray is an independent film and television producer and the winner of the Fulcrum Media Finance Woman To Watch at the 2016 WIFT Awards.

Her Award will be presented by Dr Ella Henry…

Katherine Wyeth on A Boy Called Piano: The Story of Fa’amoana John Luafutu

Katherine Wyeth on A Boy Called Piano: The Story of Fa’amoana John Luafutu

Posted Tuesday 17 May 2022

Award-winning Wellington-based Pacific theatre company The Conch will soon be releasing its first feature documentary film: A Boy Called Piano - The Story of Fa’amoana John Luafutu.

Directed by WIFT NZ member Nina Nawalowalo (artistic director and co-founder of The Conch) and produced by fellow WIFT NZ member Katherine Wyeth, the documentary tells the remarkable…

Give Jessica George's short film featuring deaf actor a financial Boost!

Give Jessica George's short film featuring deaf actor a financial Boost!

Posted Tuesday 17 May 2022

Support a fellow WIFT member! Producer Jessica George is raising funds to help make her short film The Dining Table.

The story is about a Deaf girl called Jess, who becomes frustrated at the dining table when her family are not including her in their conversations. It's an intimate piece which explores what it’s lik…

Video Slot: Medicine Man

Video Slot: Medicine Man

Posted Tuesday 17 May 2022

Since the spotlight is on Desray Armstrong we thought we'd remind you of some of her earlier work, and also celebrate the beautiful direction, editing and cinematography of two other WIFTers.
Desray produced Tama Waipara's music video Medicine Man (2013), while Jessica Sanderson directed and edited, and Tammy Williams was DOP.

Click here to watch…

Women in screen and music, don't miss out on the EQ networking hui!

Women in screen and music, don't miss out on the EQ networking hui!

Posted Tuesday 17 May 2022

Equaliser (EQ) awarded project grants of $10,000 in 2021 to facilitate three musicians working with three female directors to create filmed music content. The upcoming Inaugural EQ Networking Hui gives the creatives involved an opportunity to discuss their work and processes, as well as give other music and screen professionals an opportunity to network amongst…

WIN double passes to 'Haute Couture'

WIN double passes to 'Haute Couture'

Posted Tuesday 17 May 2022

Esther is at the end of her career as Head Seamstress at Dior Avenue Montaigne workshop. One day her handbag is stolen in the metro by a young woman, Jade. Instead of calling the police Esther decides to take care of Jade, seeing in her the opportunity to pass on her skills, the craft of…

NZFC funds Vicky Pope's projects

NZFC funds Vicky Pope's projects

Posted Tuesday 17 May 2022

A warm shout out to Wellington producer Vicky Pope (Savage) who has two projects funded by the New Zealand Film Commission in the last funding found.
One is an untitled project, the other is called Went Up The Hill, about a young man called Jack who ventures to remote New Zealand to attend the funeral…