Six projects selected for Series Bootcamp

Script to Screen is delighted to announce the projects and teams selected to take part in Series Bootcamp 2023, a programme created to nurture emerging to mid-career writers and producers as they develop their series concepts.

The response was outstanding for this year’s Bootcamp, with 79 applications received. Three external selectors went through a rigorous process, ultimately selecting six teams and their projects.

The six teams will workshop their series concepts with New Zealand, Australian and US advisors who give feedback on the quality, originality and viability of their concept and pilot script. The process runs over two months starting with an intensive two-day workshop with advisor sessions and guest speakers. Teams then have three weeks to work on their projects before re-submitting for an online session with a US script developer. The final step is the opportunity to pitch their projects to industry professionals including commissioners who can take their project into production.

We thank all the filmmakers who applied.

Congratulations to the teams whose series concepts will be developed at Series Bootcamp 2023:
(pictured left to right)

  • Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead (Drama/Comedy)
    Writer: Jaya Beach-Robertson
    Writer & Producer: Roo Reihana-Wilson
    Producer: Jazz dos Santos
  • Nan’s Guide to Retirement (Drama/Comedy/Horror)
    Writer: Teresa Bass
  • Hello, Stranger (Crime/Drama)
    Writer: Ryan Carter
    Producer: Olivia Shanks
  • Jamboree (Comedy/Sci Fi)
    Creator & Writer: Rosie Howells
    Writer & Director: Matasila Freshwater
  • Karma Samoa (Drama/Comedy)
    Writer, Director & Producer: Danny Aumua
    Producer: Liz Laupepa
  • Widow’s Peak (Animated Comedy)
    Writer: Alison McLachlan
    Writer: René Le Bas

Series Bootcamp is made possible thanks to funding from NZ on Air.




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