“Thank you for connecting me with the industry both here and in Australia. I have a greater understanding of the business of writing having met with Alice (Bell) every week and the importance of having ‘product’ as a writer. I’m delighted to have made new long-term creative relationships. What you have made is so important, this year has been transformative.” – Sophie Henderson, 2014 FilmUp participant
If you are a writer, director or producer with a track record don’t miss this opportunity to hone your creative practice and advance your career.
For the third year, we are excited to offer talented and tenacious directors, writers and producers tailored mentorships with an industry stalwart to further their craft, career and creative process. Up to six recipients will work with Script to Screen to identify a mentor that is right for them, and will receive 20hours of mentoring over the course of the 8-month programme. Alongside mentorship, participants engage in group work & round tables with esteemed filmmakers, and receive wrap-around support from Script to Screen.
Previous mentors have included Scottish novelist and show runner Neil Cross (LUTHER), prolific Australian/NZ producer Tim White, Australian producer Helen Bowden (THE SLAP), legendary Australian director Rolf de Heer, and screenwriter Alice Bell (THE SLAP).
FilmUp 2015 is made possible with the financial assistance of the New Zealand Film Commission.
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
A special discussion with award-winning screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga. Arriaga talks to Robyn Malcolm about his writing philosophy, craft, and process... Read more
February 24, 2015, Auckland
NZ producers Tim Riley (Turbo Kid), Tom Hern (The Dark Horse) and Paula Jones (Hip Hop-eration) join us for the first Writers' Room of 2015 to discuss getting the best exposure you can at a film festival ... Read more
May 25, 2017, 5pm drinks, Talk 6-7pm at The Basement Theatre
Is there a trick to staying on an even keel in this business, or is it inevitable you’ll be a little off kilter most of the time? Six creators direct from the trenches explore wellness. Join us at The Basement to hear mini-addresses from Gaylene Preston, Jackie van Beek, Madeleine Sami, Roseanne Liang, Tim van Dammen and Tom Sainsbury.... Read more