Celebrating our South Shorts 2024 participants


Script to Screen welcomes eight new filmmakers who have been selected for the tenth South Shorts Mentorship Programme!  

Over the next six months, the participants will embark on an incredible journey of development once again led by acclaimed screenwriter and director Briar Grace-Smith (Rūrangi, Cousins, Waru).  

During this time, the participants will take part in five group workshops that will include script read-throughs, group discussions, writing exercises, and insightful sessions with guest filmmakers. By the end of the Programme, the filmmakers will have produced a polished script.  

Filmmakers who go through South Shorts leave better equipped to take the next steps towards production. The sense of community and support that comes from being a part of South Shorts is a big part of the Programme and the Script to Screen team look forward to supporting them every step of the way.  

The success of South Shorts alumni demonstrates the power of mentorship and the boundless potential in the South Auckland community. 


Congratulations to these eight selected filmmakers:
(pictured left to right) 

  • Claire Patolo 
  • Feenuu Lefono 
  • Jayde Hudson 
  • Joe Tangata  
  • Luke Orbell 
  • Michel Mulipola 
  • Shaan Kesha 
  • Tulia Thompson  

The South Shorts Mentorship Programme is made possible thanks to generous support from Foundation North.

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