Writing Human Stories – Auckland Central Film Workshop 2017

May 13, 2017 - May 14, 2017, Samoa House, Auckland

Due to high demand registrations for this workshop are closed. If you would like to be added to the waiting list you can do so here.

We know how important it is to create character driven stories, but how to get there can feel like a mystery.

Script to Screen presents a two-day feature film workshop for emerging filmmakers with story consultant and dramaturg Brita McVeigh.

Brita will guide participants through individual exercises, group work, and conversation that provide tools for writing from inside your characters.

Don’t miss this interactive and practical workshop that will help you bring your stories to life so they can ultimately connect with an audience.

What to bring:  All participants need to be working on a feature film project that they can use for the workshop exercises. The project can be at any stage of development, be it synopsis, first draft or beyond. Directors and producers are encouraged to attend, but must be working on a feature film and be prepared to participate in the exercises.

Date: Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 May, 2017

Time: Saturday 9.30am – 4:30pm, Sunday 9am – 2:30pm

Venue: Samoa House, 283 Karangahape Rd, Auckland CBD (entry off Beresford Square, down the lane)

Cost: $20. Please bring cash on the day. Morning and afternoon tea will be provided. Please bring lunch with you or there are many cafes in the area.


Brita McVeigh is based in Sydney and works with actors, directors, writers and producers, as a dramaturg, acting coach, directing coach and story consultant. In just over a decade, Brita’s working methodology has contributed to the development of more than 126 feature film, short film, television and theatre projects.  She currently works between New Zealand and Australia, both in person and via skype, during development, rehearsal or production, depending on what each project requires.

Brita is a regular guest teacher at AFTRS, the Australian Film, Television and Radio School, and at Toi Whakaari New Zealand Drama School. She has mentored for the Script to Screen FilmUp programme, where she works one on one with directors on how to strengthen their technique when directing actors. Brita is an advisory board member and Story Advisor at Story Camp Aotearoa, a five-day residential screenwriting retreat for film-makers. Since 2011, over 700 creative professionals, have attended Brita’s Acting for Humans workshop series.  

This workshop was made possible with the support of the New Zealand Film Commission, Foundation North and the Creative Communities Scheme.


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