What is it that makes a documentary suitable for cinema and how does it capture an audience?
In recent years New Zealand has seen a number of documentaries receive cinema releases and international festival accolades. In this month’s Writers Room we will hear from two of NZ’s most successful doco makers and find out what they think it takes to steer a documentary towards the cinema.
Join Dan Shanan (Producer of Stage of Mind and Festival Director of the Documentary Edge Festival) in a discussion with Sumner Burstyn (This Way of Life), and Annie Goldson (Punitive Damage, Brother Number One) on the documentary story telling techniques that have led to success.
Drinks 7pm for 7:30pm Start, Tuesday 27 September, Upstairs at The Classic, 321 Queen Street, Auckland.
$5 Koha appreciated
March 28, 2018
Applications are now open for our brand new pilot programme EPISODIC LAB AOTEAROA, an initiative designed to develop distinctive NZ writing talent in television drama. Up to 8 writers and/or teams will be awarded a place in the immersive lab where they will workshop their concepts with experienced television writers from NZ, Australia and beyond.... Read more
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 13, 2018
Stallone Vaiaoga-Ioasa shares how he made two self-funded feature films ... and made a profit. ... 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.... Read more