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.


Participants Announced for Aotearoa Short Film Lab

March 15, 2018

Script to Screen and Show Me Shorts Film Festival have announced the eight screenwriters who have been selected to participate in the 2018 Aotearoa Short Film Lab, a prestigious hothouse mentoring scheme for screenwriters and aspiring screenwriters. The Lab offers participants the opportunity to develop their short film concepts and scripts with the guidance and advice of experienced industry mentors during a full-day immersive workshop.... Read more



March 8, 2018

Script to Screen is delighted to launch a brand new pilot programme to develop distinctive writing talent in television drama, EPISODIC LAB AOTEAROA. Selected writers and/or teams will workshop their concepts with television writer advisors from NZ and beyond, and will receive follow up mentoring and support including introductions to executives from production houses, television platforms and funders. Thank you to NZ On Air, Lightbox, NZ Film Commission and Images & Sound for making this possible.... Read more

FilmUp Script Development 2015: Call for Applications!

Following on from a successful inaugural year, we are delighted to call for applications for FilmUp Script Development, a dynamic multi-faceted programme that significantly up-skills producers and script editors who want to hone their skills in story development.... Read more