“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.
Ten drama series have been awarded development funding from NZ on Air and the New Zealand Film Commission and will attend the Series Drama Lab where international advisors will give feedback on story and market to assist the teams to further develop their concepts and strengthen appeal to the international marketplace.... Read more
May 21, 2019, 6:30pm, Galatos, 17 Galatos St, Auckland
Interested in finding the sweet spot between great stories and responsible representation? ... Read more
February 16, 2016
Calling screenwriters, directors and producers - FilmUp returns in 2016, providing talented and tenacious filmmakers an individually tailored development programme to hone their creative practice, and take a step up in their careers.... Read more
Director Terence Davies in conversation with writer Fiona Samuel, as they discuss his approach to cinema and his life’s work.... Read more