Script to Screen returns to Christchurch to present a free one-day workshop for filmmakers with actor, writer, director and producer Jackie van Beek.

This is a highly participatory workshop where participants will be challenged to think about their stories in fresh and exciting ways. We welcome filmmakers of all levels, from beginners to those with experience.

Jackie Van Beek is an actor, writer, director, and producer, who works across film and theatre. She is currently in post-production with her first feature film, THE INLAND ROAD, and has been prolific in making successful short films, many of which she has written, directed, produced and even acted in, including UPHILL and GO THE DOGS. She has written and directed for theatre and web (FLASHDUNCE, SQUIZ), and has acted in many mediums including film (WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS), stage (HUDSON & HALLS LIVE) and television (FUNNY GIRLS).

What to bring? Participants must bring two ideas for a short film, with enough knowledge about the story to pitch it very briefly (one minute max). The day will be spent exploring these ideas through writing, acting and directing techniques.

When: Sat 27th February 2016, 9am – 5pm

Where: CPIT Broadcasting School, Television Studio – 171 Madras Street, accessible through the car park on the corner of Madras Street and Southwark Street, Christchurch. MAP.

Cost: The workshop is free

Coffee, tea, biscuits and fruit provided. Please bring your own lunch or buy from one of the cafes nearby.

Registration: Please RSVP to Eloise or 09 360 5400.

This workshop is made possible with support from the Creative Communities Scheme.


Jackie Dennis appointed Executive Director of Script to Screen

December 22, 2018

Script to Screen is delighted to announce the appointment of Jackie Dennis as our new Executive Director. She steps up to the role having worked in programmes and operations with departing ED Esther Cahill-Chiaroni over the past 18-months. Throughout her career Jackie has worked closely with creative practitioners in music, literature and film, nurturing careers and advocating for the arts.... Read more