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.

VIDEO – Making Cutting Edge Television with Piv Berth

Piv Bernth talks to NZ producer and distributor Jill Macnab (BORN TO DANCE/Vendetta Films) about her approach to developing drama. As they pick apart the Danish model, learn how a small nation continues to produce compelling TV drama that finds a global audience. What can we learn from a model that champions writer and story, and is dedicated to giving audiences challenging work?... Read more


Announcing FilmUp participants for 2016!

April 5, 2016

We are proud to announce the participants of the 2016 FilmUp programme - our high-end development programme for writers, directors and producers that have shown talent and tenacity in their careers.... Read more