Only five days to go until the Gender Pay Gap Survey closes!

Only five days to go until the Gender Pay Gap Survey closes!

Posted Tuesday 09 Aug 2022

Do your bit to decrease the gender pay gap! If you haven't already, please take our latest survey - you will be helping untold screen industry women who earn significantly less than men. 

All three surveys will close on Sunday 14 August. The relevant collated, non-identifiable, results will be shared with the industry, particularly the…

WIFT NZ member profile: Renae Maihi

WIFT NZ member profile: Renae Maihi

Posted Tuesday 09 Aug 2022

Renae Maihi (Ngāpuhi and Te Arawa) is one of the writers and directors of the powerful New Zealand/Australian coproduction We Are Still Here.

Drawing together filmmakers from both countries, We Are Still Here is a unique Indigenous film that interweaves eight tales to tell a sweeping story of hope and survival. The film traverses 1000…

Kiwi VR game up against big guns for top award

Kiwi VR game up against big guns for top award

Posted Tuesday 09 Aug 2022

Virtual Reality time-travel adventure game Wanderer is a finalist for the VR Awards 2022 – VR Game of the Year, and Wanderer co-director and WIFT NZ member Sam Ramlu couldn't be more pleased. She says the game is in competition with some big guns including Resident Evil, the hugely successful survival-horror franchise.

The announcement comes…

VIDEO SLOT: Scratched: Heath Davis

VIDEO SLOT: Scratched: Heath Davis

Posted Monday 08 Aug 2022

Former New Zealand Test player Davis becomes the country’s first male international cricketer to publicly speak about being gay in this documentary produced by Hex Work Productions.

Three decades after his Test debut, Davis, now 50, publicly reveals his sexuality for the first time, in this episode of the documentary series Scratched: Aotearoa’s Lost Sporting…

You can't beat Wellington on a good night!

You can't beat Wellington on a good night!

Posted Tuesday 09 Aug 2022

That's the name of this short film, co-written and co-directed by WIFT NZ member Breana Rath. It's a five-minute dance-based short film to bring the spark back to "the coolest little capital in the world", and the graduate project of a group of final-year Massey university students.

Can’t Beat Wellington on a Good Night tell…

Hit the Roadie: pilot for new webseries drops in a week!

Hit the Roadie: pilot for new webseries drops in a week!

Posted Monday 08 Aug 2022

Produced by Alex Hunter Roadie is a comedy/crime/drama webseries set in our own beautiful backyard. The story follows a mismatched duo: Alister, a timid germaphobe and Zak, an off-the-rails crook, who are being hunted down by a fierce hitwoman (played by Loren Martin) as they try to journey from Wellington to Auckland. 

What's special about…

WIN: double passes to A Stitch In Time

WIN: double passes to A Stitch In Time

Posted Tuesday 09 Aug 2022

A Stitch In Time is a heart-warming story about former dressmaker Liebe (played by 88-year-old actor Maggie Blinco, The Nightingale, Crocodile Dundee), who reinvents herself after befriending young Chinese Australian fashion designer Hamish (Hoa Xuande: Top of The Lake, Hungry Ghosts).

When Liebe’s partner Duncan (founding frontman of Little River Band Glenn Shorrock) loses his…

Click for a creative community!

Click for a creative community!

Posted Tuesday 09 Aug 2022

Are you a theatre practitioner wanting to know more about VR? Are you a game developer curious about puppetry? Join Click Community Manager and WIFT NZ member Bridie Thomson each month as she catches up with different Click Community Creatives to find out what makes their industries tick. 

Bridie's first episode is with Krystal Paraone…