Fiona Samuel writes screenplays, stage plays & television drama.
Her recent trifecta of female-driven dramas has won multiple awards, high ratings and audience acclaim – Fiona wrote and directed PIECE OF MY HEART and BLISS – The Beginning of Katherine Mansfield and wrote the screenplay for CONSENT – The Louise Nicholas Story. She was awarded a NZ Arts Laureate for her body of work in television, theatre and film.
Fiona currently has two features in development and for the first half of 2018 has been teaching the MA in Creative Writing for playwrights and screenwriters at the International Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria University in Wellington.
July 27, 2018 - July 28, 2018, Civic Wintergarden, Auckland
The New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF) and Script to Screen are thrilled to present two very special TALKS with celebrated director Debra Granik (WINTER'S BONE) and New Zealand actor Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie. ... Read more
August 4, 2018 - August 5, 2018, Samoa House Studio, 20 Beresford Square, Auckland
A one and a half day course on writing a feature film looks at strategies for Coming up with a Cinematic Concept, growing Captivating Characters, locating the Core of your story and establishing your personal Connection to it.... Read more
August 11, 2018 - August 12, 2018, Te Whaea: National Dance & Drama Centre
a weekend workshop for the storytelling and filmmaking community with dramaturg, Brita McVeigh. If you have a project at any stage of development this process will change how you work TOGETHER.... Read more
July 6, 2018
We are so excited to bring the eight exceptional advisors from New Zealand, Australia, Denmark and United States who will work with the eight teams selected for Episodic Lab Aotearoa to develop their skills and to projects across the five day immersive lab.... Read more