Story Camp Aotearoa 2016 is a rigorous five-day residential lab designed to develop New Zealand feature film projects. The lab, which takes place in Port Waikato, is tailored specifically to meet the development needs of the selected writers or writing teams and their project. This year’s mentors include Sundance Institute’s creative advisor Joan Tewkesbury, Sundance Institute’s artistic director Gyula Gazdag and sought-after NZ story consultant Brita McVeigh. More mentors to be announced soon.

We would like to give a warm thanks to everyone who applied this year. Submissions were read blind by four independent readers, who created a competitive shortlist of 13 feature film projects. From this shortlist, eight successful projects were chosen to attend the 2016 lab.

The eight projects and talented local writers/writing teams selected to workshop their feature film scripts this summer at Story Camp Aotearoa are:

 

 

 

BURMA STORY – Yamin Tun

LIFE IN SUBTITLES – Max Currie

LUCKY – Josephine Stewart-Te Whiu

MAGMA – Armagan Ballantyne & Jackie Van Beek

THE SURROGATE – Alyx Duncan & Lani-rain Feltham

UNDER A FULL MOON – Florian Habicht

ABBY GOES TO SPACE – Michelle Savill & Sophie Henderson

WILSON DIXON THE COWBOY PHILOSOPHER – Jesse Griffin


EVENT

Debut Synergy – Housebound

July 29, 2014

With so many elements to juggle to get a film to shine, it's a feat when a low-budget first feature gels. Escalator funded horror-comedy Housebound has been hailed as a remarkable accomplishment by US reviewers after its SXSW festival debut earlier this year, where it was praised for freshness of voice, strong performances, carefully handled script, and the perfect dose of NZ's dry humour.... Read more

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Hokianga Filmmaking Project 2017

July 10, 2017 - July 14, 2017, KOHEWHATA MARAE, KAIKOHE

He wānanga mō nga rangatahi ki te mahi kiriata ō Te Tai Tokerau. Nau mai, haere mai...................... Read more