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Script to Screen presents two filmmaking workshops aimed at rangatahi in the Far North region. These series of workshops offer a chance for young people to learn how to write and develop their own stories for the screen. Up to three of the ideas will be made into films in the July school holidays.

The aim of the workshops are to foster local talent and encourage aspiring filmmakers.

The workshops are suitable for ages 15+, and adults of all ages are welcome. No experience or prior knowledge of filmmaking is necessary – but those with experience are more than welcome and will also benefit from the workshop. We also welcome those who work with rangatahi in the Far North region, who would like to learn more about how to inspire their youth to write and make a film project with local content.

Hear from esteemed writer/director Michael Bennett about the essential elements of storytelling and how to bring ideas to life. The writing workshop covers short drama and short documentary formats.

Each participant will have the opportunity to pitch their short film idea to the group for advice and feedback. We will choose a few ideas that will go on to be made in the July school holidays. We will need help with filming – so tell your friends!

Cost: The workshops are free. Koha to cover kai is welcomed.

Registration: If you would like to attend either or both workshops, please rsvp to Eloise on eloise@script-to-screen.co.nz or ring the office on 09 360 5400 to sign up.

Workshop 2.0 – WRITING

The screenwriting workshop will take place over three days. Learn how to develop a story that can come to life on screen. (Meals provided).

When: Thurs 7th and Fri 8th July 6-9pm, Sat 9th July 9am-3pm

Where: Matai Aranui Marae, 49 Wikaira Rd, Whirinaki.

Workshop 3.0 – FILMMAKING

Let’s make the films! Come back together (and bring your friends) to make some of the films that were pitched in the writing workshop. Help your friend bring their film idea to life. Adults welcome. (Meals provided).

When: Mon 18th – Fri 22nd July 9am-5pm each day (Last week of the July school holidays.)

Where: Meet at Matai Aranui Marae, 49 Wikaira Rd, Whirinaki. Filming will be in the Whirinaki area.


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