Congratulations to the teams selected for Southern Pilots


Script to Screen, in partnership with Film Otago Southland, are thrilled to announce the participants for this newly created development opportunity, Southern Pilots.   
 
The 3 selected teams exemplify the high calibre of applications we received from new and emerging filmmakers in the region. This Southern Pilots development programme offers both talent and project development. The teams will have one-on-one advisor sessions and hear from industry speakers over a three-day workshop held in Ōamaru in June. The intent is to bring these series projects to a point where they will be compelling for producer partners and funders.   
 
Southern Pilots kaupapa is to help creatives from Otago and Southland generate IP for local and international audiences. This will, in turn, increase activity in both regions and foster a strong creative network of screen practitioners.   
 
We thank all the filmmakers who applied and congratulate the participants who have been selected. 


The 3 teams selected for Southern Pilots:  

  • Dogtown
    Writer: Kathryn van Beek
    Writer/Director: Pennie Hunt
    Producer: Rebecca Rowe
    (Pictured top left)
     
  • Junction
    Writer/Director: Emma Schranz
    Producer: Kimberly Frost
    (Pictured top and bottom right)
     
  • Southern Skies
    Writers: Martin Kean and Vicki Lenihan
    Producer Sue Marshall
    (Pictured bottom left)
     

The Southern Pilots development programme is made possible thanks to funding from the New Zealand Film Commission.

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