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2020 South Auckland Short Film Workshop

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Te Haa O Manukau

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Auckland, Auckland 2104

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A two-day workshop to learn the art of making short films, from developing ideas to writing and directing for the big screen.

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Calling all aspiring filmmakers, storytellers and creatives! Want to learn how to use the power of cinema to tell your stories?

The 2020 South Auckland Short Film Workshop - presented in partnership with Ngā Aho Whakaari and Pacific Island Screen Artists (PISA) - is a two-day workshop to learn the art of making short films. Whether you’re new to filmmaking or have some experience, we are calling everyone who aspires to tell their stories on screen to come and learn what it takes to bring your film to life.

This workshop is intended for people who either live in South Auckland or have a connection with the area.

Over one weekend you will be guided by experienced filmmakers about the principles of how to write a short film, the role of the director, what it takes to get your short film off the ground, and pitching to funders and collaborators. Speakers include Marina McCartney (Milk & Honey, Vai), Todd Karehana (Ahikāroa, My Brother Mitchell) and Nikki Si'ulepa (Same But Different, Ma, Snow in Paradise)

Who it is for: New and emerging creatives from any industry or background with a connection to the South Auckland community who have an interest in short filmmaking.

When:  Saturday 31 Oct - Sunday 1 Nov 2020

Where: Te Haa o Manukau – Ground Floor, 2 Osterley Way, Manukau.

$5 all-day parking is available at 50 Manukau Station Road - an Auckland Transport carpark next to the bus station which is a short walk to the venue.

Cost: General Admission $5.75 (incl GST). If you can no longer attend the workshop you can submit a refund request via Eventbrite or email us on info@script-to-screen.co.nz

What to Bring: Pen and paper. Morning and afternoon tea will be provided. Please bring lunch with you or there are plenty of cafes in the area to buy lunch and there is space available to eat your lunch if you bring it with you. 

Participants from this workshop will be eligible to apply for Script to Screen’s South Shorts 2021 Mentorship Programme. Read more about South Shorts 2021.

This workshop was made possible with the support of the Creative Communities Auckland Scheme, Foundation North and the New Zealand Film Commission.

Cover image: Money Honey (2020), Directed by Isaac Knights-Washbourn

ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS

MARINA MCCARTNEY

Marina was born and raised in Manukau City, New Zealand. From a Geordie Father, Samoan Mother and Cook Islands step-Mother, she is interested in how cultural heritage effects the way we are viewed and how we view others. She holds an MA in Screen Production (First Class Honours) and is an award-winning filmmaker and academic. Her areas of expertise are Pacific Studies, Pacific filmmaking, Pacific representation on screen and of the Pacific woman. She is a PhD candidate and Vice Chancellor’s Doctoral Scholar exploring Pacific filmmaking and is developing a range of projects including her next feature film, The Return.

TODD KAREHANA

Todd Karehana (Ngai Te Rangi, Ngāti Awa, Ngati Ruapani) is an experimental storyteller with a passion for creating new images of minorities. He has five years’ experience in the New Zealand film and television industry with companies such as Kura Productions, Pango Productions, and Piki Films. Alumni of the Masters in Screen Production programme at The University of Auckland, Karehana was the writer and director on several short films such as The Kweenz of Kelston, and My Brother Mitchell - which screened at numerous international film festivals. His recent credits include; Storyliner, Writer, Script Editor and Social Media Manager on drama series Ahikāroa, Storyliner and Writer on children’s animated series The Exceptional Squad, Social Media Manager on animated series Aroha Bridge, and Writing Support on feature film Ngā Pouwhenua.

NIKKI SI'ULEPA

Nikki Si’ulepa is an award winning actor, writer, director and camera operator of Samoan heritage from the villages of Sātalo and Solaūa. Nikki's short films have screened at international film festivals including Berlinale, Tribeca, Sydney, NZIFF, and imagineNATIVE. Her debut NZFC funded short film, Snow in Paradise was shot entirely on location in Aitutaki, Cook Islands and was selected for the Berlinale in 2011 and again for the NATIVe program in 2019. Nikki was one of 250 participants and the only Kiwi/Pacific Islander selected from over 7,000 applicants for the Berlinale Talents program in 2017. Nikki's self funded her next short film, Ma, and Aroha was one of ten short films in the K'Rd Stories collection. Nikki next short, Counting Cars (post production), was an experiment to test her working relationship with her wife, Rachel Aneta Wills, in anticipation of their romantic comedy feature film Same But Different: A True NZ Love Story. Nikki is currently in post production with short film, This is Your Half Hour Call and is developing a television series and two feature films. Nikki likes vegan Magnum ice-cream.

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