Script to Screen is proud to announce the eight filmmaker mentors who join FilmUp 2016.

The securing of legendary NZ writer/director Andrew Adamson and Australian producer Rosemary Blight (CLEVERMAN) completes the stella line-up.

The mentorship pairings for the 2016 FilmUp Programme are:

Director Ray Lawrence (LANTANA) mentors Gaysorn Thavat

Producer Rachel Gardner (SLOW WEST) mentors Georgina Conder

Writer/direcor Gerard Johnstone (HOUSEBOUND) mentors Joe Lonie

Writer/director Dana Rotberg (ANGEL DE FUEGO) mentors writer Josephine Stewart-Tewhiu

Writer/director Jake Mahaffy (FREE IN DEED) mentors Max Currie

Prouducer Rosemary Blight (CLEVERMAN) mentors Nadia Maxwell

Writer/director Andrew Adamson (SHREK) mentors Tim Van Dammen

Writer/director Rolf De Heer (CHARLIE’S COUNTRY) mentors Yamin Tun

See their biographies here.

The generosity and spirit of our distinguished mentors is an integral 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.

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

Over the year, each film-up participant has 20 hours of time from their mentor, and attends a series of hub days that include round tables, workshops, and group work as part of the programme, which is tailored to participants’ individual needs.

We are excited about the time ahead for these filmmakers and look forward to seeing what each mentorship brings.

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


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