Script to Screen is proud to announce that eight talented filmmakers have been awarded places on our prestigious FilmUp programme in 2015.

Recipients now enter a rigorous eight-month programme of mentoring, group work, and wrap-around support tailored to their individual needs.

Six filmmakers have been selected for FilmUp Mentorship, and we are in the process of securing esteemed local and international mentors who will support them to take the next step up in their careers and creative practice. They are:

Producer Desray Armstrong
Writer/director Dustin Feneley
Writer/director Nic Gorman
Writer/director Asuka Sylvie
Director Curtis Vowell
Producer Karin Williams

FilmUp Script Development will run alongside FilmUp Mentorship and in 2015 producers Julia Parnell and Fraser Brown have been awarded places. Fraser and Julia will work with writer/directors Brendan Donovan and Aidee Walker respectively, honing their development craft and philosophy under the tutelage of story consultant and acting/directing coach Brita McVeigh.

The programme opened officially with our first Hub last Thursday, which was a fantastic day and has left us super excited about the year ahead with these talented filmmakers.

This year saw the most difficult selection process since the inception of the programme, as selectors were faced with a large pool of high-calibre applicants. We would like to thank all those filmmakers who applied.

FilmUp is made possible with financial assistance from the New Zealand Film Commission.


NEWS

FilmUp 2016: Call for Applications!

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

EVENT

2015 Wellington Short Film Workshop

August 29, 2015 - August 30, 2015, Wellington

Script to Screen presents the 2015 Wellington Short Film Workshop – a two-day workshop that will give you everything you need to know to make a short film. ... Read more

Sealing the Deal

Producers Leanne Saunders and Carthew Neal talk to producer Julia Parnell about their films HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE, TICKLED and BORN TO DANCE. They discuss every step of the process: taking the project to market, getting the right sales agents on board at the right time, selling the film, and everything they've learnt along the way.... Read more