May 10, 2021

Maori News & Indigenous Views

South Auckland Short Film Workshop: Turn your Stories into a Short Film! – Nga Aho Whakaari

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A crash course: Taking your stories and putting them up on the big screen.

This workshop will help you take your first steps towards making a short film, guiding you through each stage – from the initial concept, to writing, to pitching for funding, and finally, the actual task of making your short film!

DATE: 15th & 16th October 2011

TIME: 10am – 4pm (both days)

LOCATION: Manukau School of Visual Arts, 50 Lovegrove Crescent, Otara 2023

COST: This workshop is free, however numbers are limited so please register ASAP with [email protected]

If you are interested in the idea of making a short film or pursuing a career in the film industry then this is the workshop for you! Participants will be mentored by experienced industry practitioners who have excelled in filmmaking. Check out the details of the weekend below:


10am 10:45am: Intro to Film and TV Presented by Script to Screens Acting Executive Director, Film Producer, and former NZFC Development Executive Matthew Horrocks (Accidents and Pacific Ikon).

11am 12:30pm: Behind the Camera An Introduction to Film Directing, Presented by Actor/Writer/Director Te Arepa Kahi (Shortland Street, Mataku, War Party).

12:30pm 1:30pm: LUNCH BREAK

1:30pm 3pm: In front of the Camera Directing Actors for the Screen, Presented by Rene Naufahu (The Market, Shortland Street, No.2).


10am 11am: Storytelling 101 – Presented by Writer/Director/Actor Tammy Davis (Ebony Society, Outrageous Fortune).

11am – 12pm: How to Pitch Introduced by Producer Lyn Collie (There Once Was an Island). Lyn Collie, Matthew Horrocks and Te Arepa Kahi will spend time with each of you individually throughout this process to help you finesse your pitch before presenting it to the class.

12pm 1pm: LUNCH BREAK

1pm 2:45pm: Pitching Session Each participant will pitch their idea to the class and the tutors for some practice and feedback.

3pm 4pm: Where to from here? – Independent Short Film Producer Alix Whittaker (We Talk About Loss, Andy, Runaways) will talk to you more about the practicalities of getting your short film made.

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