Script to Screen is proud to award eight filmmakers with places on the FilmUp Programme for 2016.

FilmUp is our high-end development programme for writers, directors and producers who have already shown considerable talent and tenacity in their work.

We are also delighted to award a senior mentorship for the first time to writer/director Jake Mahaffy (FREE IN DEED). Mahaffy is a critically acclaimed feature film maker and will be paired with an international mentor in the coming weeks.

The participants of the 2016 FilmUp Mentorship Programme are:

Gaysorn Thavat – Director
Georgina Conder – Producer
Joe Lonie – Writer/director
Josephine Stewart-Tewhiu – Writer
Max Currie – Writer/director
Nadia Maxwell – Producer
Tim Van Dammen – Writer/director
Yamin Tun – Writer/director

See a full list of their biographies here.

Each participant will be matched with a filmmaker mentor from NZ or Australia over the coming weeks, and will attend a series of hub days that include round tables, workshops, and group work as part of the eight-month programme that is tailored to participants individual needs.

We would like to thank all the filmmakers who applied.

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


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