The Book of the Film

April 27, 2010

Script to Screen, in association with the Auckland Writers & Readers Festival, presents a discussion on adaptation. How does a book become a film and what is the relationship of the original text to a screen version? How can a film honour the original material and how can a writer relinquish their work?

Writer / director  Vanessa Alexander talks to esteemed novelist Witi Ihimaera, producers John Barnett (Footrot Flats, Whale Rider, Sione’s Wedding) and Philippa Campbell (Rain, No. 2, Black Sheep) and playwright, screenwriter and director Toa Fraser (No. 2, Dean Spanley) about turning books into films from both sides of the creative equation.

1-2pm, Saturday 15 May, The Upper NZI Room, Aotea Centre, Auckland, free public event


Auckland Central Workshop: Navigating the Seven C’s with Ken Duncum

August 4, 2018 - August 5, 2018, Samoa House Studio, 20 Beresford Square, Auckland

A one and a half day course on writing a feature film looks at strategies for Coming up with a Cinematic Concept, growing Captivating Characters, locating the Core of your story and establishing your personal Connection to it.... Read more


Announcing: Episodic Lab Advisors

July 6, 2018

We are so excited to bring the eight exceptional advisors from New Zealand, Australia, Denmark and United States who will work with the eight teams selected for Episodic Lab Aotearoa to develop their skills and to projects across the five day immersive lab.... Read more