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.


TALKS Series at the NZ International Film Festival in Auckland

July 23, 2017 - August 6, 2017, Wintergarden at The Civic Theatre and ASB Waterfront Theatre

Script to Screen is thrilled to partner with the NZ International Film Festival to present a series of TALKS with the filmmakers behind: MY YEAR WITH HELEN, MOUNTAIN, WARU and GOD'S OWN COUNTRY. ... Read more

Story Camp Aotearoa

Story Camp Aotearoa is an intensive five-day residential workshop for writers of feature films, designed to identify and foster distinctive voice. ... Read more


FilmUp is an eight-month professional development programme of mentorships, group-work, and wrap-around support for writers, directors, producers and script editors. It supports and empowers up to eight practicing filmmakers each year to reach the next stage in their creative careers.... Read more