Introducing the filmmakers selected for Story Camp Aotearoa 2022

Script to Screen is delighted to announce the nine projects awarded places at Story Camp Aotearoa 2022, a residential feature film lab that fosters craft, voice and vision. The programme is crafted to meet the development needs of each writer and project. Over the week, participating writers and their collaborators workshop their feature film projects with exceptional local and international advisors.

This year Script to Screen received 60 applications. Three experienced independent practitioners underwent a rigorous process, compiling a shortlist of 20 and ultimately selecting the nine projects to be developed at Story Camp in November. We would like to thank all the filmmakers who applied.

“It is always an enormous privilege to be invited in to people’s stories. The selectors and I were intrigued by many wonderful characters and worlds, and the final decisions were not easy. We are delighted with the breadth of exceptional stories coming to Story Camp”, says Story Camp Programme Director Esther Cahill-Chiaroni.

Congratulations to the filmmakers whose feature film projects will be developed at Story Camp Aotearoa 2022:
(Writers pictured from left to right)

  • Aerosoul
    Writer/director: Cosmo Calman
  • Before the Tangi
    Writer/director: Dana Leaming
  • Caterpillar
    Writer/director: Chelsie Preston Crayford
    Producers: Georgina Conder and Andrew Marshall
  • Comrade Andrei
    Writer/director: Kyan Krumdieck
  • Road Trip with the Rajans
    Writer: Kalyani Nagarajan
  • Manifesto For Murder
    Writer: Lynda Chanwai-Earle
    Director: Kim Webby
    Producer: Alex Lee
  • Precipice
    Writer/director: India Donaldson
    Producers: Nick Garrett and Roger Donaldson
  • Te Puhi (The Princess)
    Writer/director: Cian Elyse White
    Producers: Sharlene George, Ricky-Lee Russell, Rouzie Hasanova
  • The Blue Whale
    Writer/director: Katie Wolfe (based on the novel The Virgin and the Whale by Carl Nixon)
    Producer: Rachel Jean, South Pacific Pictures

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




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