The FilmUp Mentorship Programme is a nine month professional development programme for practicing writers, directors and producers. It supports and empowers up to eight practicing filmmakers selected each year to reach the next stage in their film careers.
Throughout the programme each participant receives 20 hours of mentorship with an esteemed industry mentor, participates in group work & round tables, and receives wrap-around support.
Previous participants have included producer Chelsea Winstanley (What We Do In The Shadows) with NZ/Australian prolific producer Tim White, writer Sophie Henderson (Fantail) with Australian film and high-end TV writer Alice Bell (The Slap), director Florian Habicht (Love Story) filmmaker & Artistic Director of the Sundance Directors’ Lab Gyula Gazdag and writer/director Chelsie Preston-Crayford with US writer/director So Yong Kim (Lovesong).
FilmUp is made possible thanks to financial assistance from the New Zealand Film Commission.