The FilmUp Mentorship Programme is an eight-month professional development programme of mentorships, group-work, and wrap-around support for writers, directors, producers and script editors. It supports and empowers up to eight practicing filmmakers each year to reach the next stage in their creative careers.
FilmUp provides tailored support to up-skill writers, directors and producers in their craft, career and creative process. Throughout the programme each participant receives 20 hours with an esteemed industry mentor, participates in group work & round tables, and receives wrap-around support.
Previous participants have included producer Chelsea Winstanley (WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS) with NZ/Australian prolific producer Tim White, and writer Sophie Henderson (FANTAIL) with Australian film and high-end TV writer Alice Bell (THE SLAP). A full list of participants and their mentors can be found here.
FilmUp is made possible with financial assistance from the NZ Film Commission.
Ten drama series have been awarded development funding from NZ on Air and the New Zealand Film Commission and will attend the Series Drama Lab where international advisors will give feedback on story and market to assist the teams to further develop their concepts and strengthen appeal to the international marketplace.... Read more
May 21, 2019, 6:30pm, Galatos, 17 Galatos St, Auckland
Interested in finding the sweet spot between great stories and responsible representation? ... Read more
Watch a highlight from Jane Campion’s session at the Big Screen Symposium 2015... Read more
February 12, 2013
Join actor Robyn Malcom (Agent Anna), writer/producer Rachel Lang (The Blue Rose) and producer Steven O'Meagher (Harry) as they talk to Gavin Strawhan (Nothing Trivial) and look at all sides of the process when developing characters for specific actors.... Read more