The recent confirmation of legendary producer Jan Chapman (THE PIANO, LANTANA, BRIGHT STAR) finalises the exciting group of mentors that are working with our talented FilmUp 2015 participants. Other mentors include LANTANA writer/director Ray Lawrence, and director Garth Davis, who directed TOP OF THE LAKE alongside Jane Campion. The complete line-up is:

Producer Jan Chapman (THE PIANO) mentors producer Desray Armstrong
Acting/directing coach and story consultant Brita McVeigh mentors writer/director Dustin Feneley
Director Ray Lawrence (LANTANA) mentors writer/director Nic Gorman
Writer/director and actor Jackie van Beek (THE INLAND ROAD) mentors writer/director Asuka Sylvie
Director Garth Davis (TOP OF THE LAKE) mentors director Curtis Vowell
Producer Helen Bowden (THE SLAP) mentors producer Karin Williams.

The generosity and spirit of our distinguished mentors is a huge part of what makes Script to Screen’s FilmUp programme so successful, and a heartfelt thank you goes to each of them for joining us. We are excited about the year ahead for these filmmakers and look forward to seeing what each mentorship brings.

Short biographies of both mentors and mentees are available on our here, alongside those of Fraser Brown and Julia Parnell who are well underway in the FilmUp Script Development Programme.


Hokianga Feb 2015 Workshop – Storytelling for the Screen

February 1, 2015, Rawene

Is there a story from your community that you would like to tell through film but don’t know where to start? Come and join us for a free one-day workshop that will give you the tools you need to take stories from your community and tell them on screen. ... Read more


2017 Aotearoa Short Film Lab

March 1, 2017, University of Auckland

Show Me Shorts and Script to Screen are now calling for applications for the 2016 Aotearoa Short Film Lab. Six writers will be selected to workshop their short film ideas or scripts during the full-day lab.... Read more


Wellington Screenwriting Workshop

November 11, 2017, Vogelmorn Bowling Club, 93 Mornington Rd, Brooklyn, Wellington

Script to Screen presents a one-day feature film writing workshop for emerging filmmakers of Wellington.... Read more