Hillary’s successful ascent of Mt Everest in 1953 is one of NZ’s most important and iconic stories, and in 2013 the story comes to the big screen for the first time. Beyond the Edge, to be released 24 Oct, is NZ’s first 3D film and had record international presales.
What is it about the narrative approach of the filmmakers that turned a well-known historical event into a gripping cinematic tale?
Join writer/director Leanne Pooley (Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls, Shackleton’s Captain) and writer (screen story)/producer Matthew Metcalfe (Giselle, Dean Spanley) as they talk to chair Toa Fraser (Giselle, Dean Spanley) about how they found a way into this iconic story and how the use of 3D played a role in storytelling.
Stay afterwards for a slice of pizza on us and a drink.
Tuesday 29 October, 7pm drinks, 7:30 start, The Classic, 321 Queen Street, $5 koha appreciated.
December 23, 2014
After a hugely successful weekend at our annual South Auckland Short Film Workshop, we are excited to be able to announce the six talented storytellers whose pitches incited the imaginations and attentions of our guest judges.... Read more
May 13, 2017 - May 14, 2017, Samoa House, Auckland
Don’t miss this interactive and practical workshop for emerging filmmakers with story consultant and dramaturg Brita McVeigh.... Read more
July 18, 2015, Park Road Post, 141 Park Road
Script to Screen, and the New Zealand Writers Guild present a special discussion with award-winning Mexican screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga. Arriaga travels to the capital to talk about his writing philosophy, craft, and process. This special Writers' Room is made possible with the support of Miramar Events Trust.... Read more
June 16, 2015
Mexican screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga returns to New Zealand shores to participate in Script to Screen's programme.He will join us all for a special Writers' Room discussion event on Sunday 12th of July in lieu of our usual June event.... Read more