Paerangi Project

Paerangi Project offers accessible learning about how to develop your own short film or web series. It is for new and emerging talent living across Aotearoa, and encourages making screen stories in your own backyard.

Paerangi Project is a development programme designed to reach fresh, distinctive and authentic voices across Aotearoa. The programme is for those interested in developing a short film or web series who live outside the main centres, in remote regions, or those who are isolated from opportunities to learn about filmmaking. Paerangi Project offers accessible learning with Stage One and Stage Two delivered online. Participants are given the knowledge and tools they need to develop exceptional short film or web series projects.  Read More…

Registrations for 2021 are now closed

If you’ve already registered, click here to view the video tutorials.

Stage Two Participants

Rafa Yam

Kahit Ano Para Sa Inyo (Anything For You)

Mark John

Kahit Ano Para Sa Inyo (Anything For You)

Jasper Marshall

Pumpkin Eater!

Thomas Clarkson

Pumpkin Eater!

Gemma Merryn Ellis

Ronan & Lexi

Jamie Puha

Ronan & Lexi

Nicole Colmar

Sleep Walking

Abby Jones

Sleep Walking

Janine Sowerby

Son's Return Home

Kim Georgine

Son's Return Home

Jacinta Compton

The Girl, The Lamb & The Man

Millie Cossou

The Girl, The Lamb & The Man

Stage Two Mentors

Catherine Bisley

Mentor for The Girl, the Lamb & the Man

Claire Van Beek

Mentor for Sleep Walking

Dianne Taylor

Mentor for Son's Return Home

Judah Finnigan

Mentor for Pumpkin Eater!

Malinna Liang

Mentor for AI

Mia Maramara

Mentor for Kahit Ano Para Sa Inyo

Todd Karehana

Mentor for Ronan & Lexi

Paerangi Video Tutorial Contributors

Marina Alofagia McCartney

Screenwriter, Director

Sophie Henderson


Emmett Skilton

Director, Screenwriter, Producer, Actor

Dianne Taylor


Robyn Grace

Director, Writer

Jaimee Poipoi


Hamish Bennett

Screenwriter, Director

Shoshana McCallum

Screenwriter, Actor

Karin Williams


Eloise Veber

Programme Manager

Alex Lovell



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