“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.
March 21, 2019
Eight new scripted stories by, for and about Pasifika and Asian peoples have been selected for development under a new initiative from NZ On Air. The teams selected will participate in a development programme run by Script to Screen, including follow up mentoring to guide them as they prepare to submit production funding applications.... Read more
Producer Jeff Wexler (Studio Ghibli, Studio Ponoc) joins us from Tokyo to share insights into successfully bringing culturally specific stories to global audiences. The session includes a screening of Studio Ponoc’s newest film, MODEST HEROES: PONOC SHORT FILMS THEATRE, VOLUME 1. ... Read more
We are sad to say that this talk has been cancelled due to illness. We apologise for any inconvenience, our thoughts are with Alanis and we hope for her speedy recovery.... Read more
March 7, 2019
Script to Screen and Show Me Shorts Film Festival are proud to announce the names of eight screenwriters who have been selected from 72 applicants, to participate in the 2019 Aotearoa Short Film Lab. ... Read more