“An extremely compelling first film with a fantastic lead actor. We loved watching him on screen and felt a deep empathy with him. Sharp editing, strong visual choices and a complex, painful and loving portrayal of family. We appreciated the specificity of the world you brought us into. Your dedication to your vision is palpable.”
– International Jury, Generation 14Plus, Berlinale 2013.
We catch co-writer/directors Mark Albiston and Louis Sutherland as they settle down from a whirlwind A-list festival run with their debut feature film Shopping. The film premiered at Sundance ’13 and went on to compete in the Generation 14 Plus International Jury at Berlinale – winning the Grand Prix.
Come and hear Mark and Louis talk to chair Andrew Bancroft about holding a strong vision, keeping momentum in writing and what it means to compete on the world stage.
Stay afterwards for a drink and a slice of pizza on us.
Drinks 7pm, 7.30 Start, Tuesday 26 March, The Classic, 321 Queen Street, Auckland, $5 koha appreciated
May 13, 2017 - May 14, 2017, Samoa House, Auckland
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June 17, 2013
Join us at our June Writer's Room to hear from Paolo Bertolin, South-East Asia and Pacific selector for the Venice Film Festival.... Read more
April 19, 2016, THE CLASSIC, AUCKLAND
Hear writers James Griffin, Maxine Fleming and producer Kelly Martin talk about the conception of Logie-nominated drama series 800 WORDS, and what they learnt creating a show for one of Australia’s biggest networks, Channel Seven.... Read more