Introducing the filmmakers selected for Story Camp Aotearoa 2024

Script to Screen is delighted to award the creators of eight projects intensive development time at Story Camp Aotearoa 2024. Story Camp is a residential feature film development lab that fosters craft, voice and vision, with a programme designed to meet the development needs of each writer and project. Over the week, the participating writers and their collaborators workshop their feature film projects with exceptional local and international advisors. 

This year, Script to Screen received 66 applications. Three experienced independent practitioners underwent a rigorous marking process, compiling a shortlist of 17 and ultimately selecting the eight projects to be developed at Story Camp in May.  

The selectors were intrigued, moved, surprised, and made to laugh by the stories submitted and said it was a privilege to enter the writers’ worlds and walk in their characters’ shoes. We thank and value all the filmmakers who took the time to apply for this opportunity.

Script to Screen is excited by the depth and breadth of the work selected and looks forward to supporting the filmmakers to take their work further. 

Congratulations to the filmmakers whose feature film projects will be developed at Story Camp Aotearoa 2024:
(Teams pictured from left to right) 

  •  Blessed are the Sinners
    Writer/Director: Celestina Sumby
    Producers: Francesca Carney, Thomas Coppell 
  •  Childish – ADVANCED STAGE
    Writer/Director: Jesse Griffin
    Producer: Rachel Jean
  • Don Te Haute
    Writer/Director: Kirk Torrance
  •  Hungry Ghosts
    Co-Writer/Director: Angeline Loo
    Co-Writer: Poata Alvie McKree
  •  I Am Dali
    Writer: Erica Cassidy (Kent)
    Writers: Nic Gorman, Ro Bright
    Producer/Script Editor: Cushla Dillon
  •  Shadow Boxer
    Writer/Director: Saito Lilo
    Writer/Producer: Matthew Saville
    Producer: Karin Williams
  •  The Longest Drink in Town
    Writers: Tracey Slaughter, Liam Hinton
    Producer: Phillida Perry  



Story Camp is made possible thanks to funding from the New Zealand Film Commission.




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