Congratulations to the filmmakers selected for Strength in Numbers 2020

Script to Screen is delighted to announce the 14 participants selected for Strength in Numbers 2020.

Strength in Numbers is a programme that gives participants the time and tools they need to create business models that will sustain their future in film. These models are the building blocks of new ways of financing, distributing and collaborating that will ultimately shape the industry itself.

Three experienced industry practitioners including course leader David Court  (Executive Director of Compton School) read all of the applications taking into consideration the participants, their business, and projects in development when making their selection. However, with 55 applications and many of them very strong, it was a difficult task.

David Court said “this was a very strong field. Clearly, there are many producers wanting to grow their business. We would have taken more participants if we could have”.

“Initially we set out to select 12 participants”, said Jackie Dennis Executive Director of Script to Screen, “but we had two business co-owners wanting to attend together and we could see the benefit of this, so Script to Screen increased participation to 14”.  Of the 12 screen businesses participating three are from Wellington, one is from Christchurch and the remainder are Auckland based.

The programme is made possible thanks to Screen Wellington and Screen Canterbury covering travel and accommodation costs for the participants from their region, Screen Auckland providing a workshop venue, and financial support from Auckland Council’s Regional Arts and Culture Grants Programme and the New Zealand Film Commission Strategic Training Fund.

The 14 participants and their businesses selected for Strength in Numbers 2020 are:

  • Tara Riddell
    Bamber Films
  • Emma Slade
    Firefly Films
  • Ally Xue and JJ Fong
    Flat 3 Productions
  • Cam Bakker
    Kevin and Co
  • Nadia Maxwell
    Overactive Imagination
  • Gareth Williams
    Plus6Four Entertainment
  • Vicky Pope
    POP Film
  • Eldon Booth and Alex Lovell
    Run Charlie Films
  • Desray Armstrong
    Sandy Lane Productions
  • Orlando Stewart
    Stella Marris Productions
  • Sharlene George
    Sweetshop & Green
  • Kat Lintott
    Wrestler Studios




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