Story Camp Aotearoa 2017 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.

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 14 feature film projects. From this shortlist, eight successful projects were chosen to attend the 2017 lab.

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

Himiona Grace – HAKA

Rochelle Bright – PETROL HEAD

Alex Sutherland and Jake Mahaffy – JUMP

Yamin Tun – HONG KONG STORY

Chris Dudman – WE WILL NOT CEASE

Lisa Cherrington – ALL MIXED UP

Steven McGregor – CARNAGE
(Proudly supported by Screen Australia) 

Nic Gorman – SOMETHING TO REMEMBER ME BY

We are also thrilled to announce the completed lineup of advisors for 2017: artistic director of the Sundance Filmmakers Lab Gyula Gazdag, writer, performer and musician Bret McKenzie, screenwriter and Sundance advisor Michael Goldenberg, Australian producer Kath Shelper, acting coach and script advisor Brita McVeigh, producer and filmmaker Ainsley Gardiner, writer and filmmaker Briar Grace-Smith and actor and filmmaker Loren Taylor


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