A Writer’s Room presented in association with Nga Aho Whakaari…

Are Maori filmmakers guilty of perpetuating stereotypes of Maori characters?

Join writer/producers Brad Haami (Mataku, Taonga), Christina Milligan (Nights in the Gardens of Spain, The End of the Golden Weather) and actor/writer Kirk Torrance (Strata, Outrageous Fortune), with MC writer/producer Quintin Hita (The Speaker, Kowhao Rau) to discuss how we see ourselves versus how the world sees us, and the challenges facing Maori filmmakers in portraying truthful characters on the page and the screen.

Stay afterwards for a drink and a free slice of pizza courtesy of Toto’ Pizza.

Drinks 7pm, 7.30 start, Tuesday 28 June, The Classic, 321 Queen Street, Auckland, $5 koha appreciated.


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