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At the November Writer's Room at the Basement, Carl Gottlieb (Jaws, The Jerk) talks to Nick Ward (Stickmen, Second-Hand Wedding) about the film that made box-office history.... Read more
The creative team behind New Zealand's latest indie film - Director Paul Murphy, writer Nick Ward (Stickmen, The Ferryman), and producer Kerry Robbins (Utu) - joins the August Writers' Room as they speak to Tim O'Brien (NZFC development executive) about the local low-budget feature that has outstripped expectations at the box office. In October Script to Screen in Wellington, a special Writer's Room in association with the New Zealand Film Archive starts following a special screening of the film Second-Hand Wedding and co-writers Linda Niccol (The Handkerchief) and Nick Ward speak to MC Tom Scott about the crafting of this local box-office hit.... Read more
Celebrated director/writer/producer Gaylene Preston talks through techniques for keeping 'the It' at the centre of the filmmaking process, from script development, to financing, to directing on set, drawing on her thirty years filmmaking experience as she discusses the tension between creative intuition and the collaborative process that is filmmaking.... Read more
Script to Screen and the New Zealand International Film Festival present a special Writers Room with Australian writer/director David Michod (Animal Kingdom) and writer/director Sam Peacocke (Manurewa) looking at how they approached contemporary crime stories.... Read more