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Tom Augustine Selected for 2022 Tāhuna Writers Residency

Our congrats goes to Tom Augustine (DEGANZ) who is one of five recipients selected to take part in the 2022 Tāhuna Writers Residency. The residency was created by Great Southern Television and the Queenstown Lakes District Council, with the support of the NZFC and NZOA. The one month residency will include workshops with leading screen […]


Members’ Films to Have International Premieres at Berlinale

We are excited for member Michelle Savill (DEGANZ Incubator 2018) whose debut feature film, Millie Lies Low, will have its international premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival (February 10-20), as part of the Generation programme. So far, Berlinale has announced ten features and seven shorts invited to play in Generation. According to the festival, […]

Moas Come Back to Life in Music Video Directed by Dan Eady

Port Chalmers Indie rock band Seafog has released the music video for their latest single title Influences. Directed and produced by DEGANZ member Dan Eady (pictured left), the music video features beautiful views of the Otago harbour and some of Dunedin’s iconic musical locations. A life sized Moa also stars, the costume courtesy of the […]

Members Announced as Recipients of Competitive Seed Grants

The NZWG announced the recipients of the second round of Seed and Seed Advanced for 2021 late last year, with many of our members’ faces among them! Well done to Rajneel Singh, David Hay and DEGANZ Incubator alumni Nahyeon Lee and Stella Reid, who are all recipients of Seed grants. One of the most competitive writer-only grants […]

Short Film The Finding by Rebecca Tansley Garners More Festival Selections

Congratulations to DEGANZ member Rebecca Tansley whose film, The Finding, has garnered a further three more film festival selections. The Finding is in the Oscar qualifying Silver Princess Competition for Best Fiction Film at the In The Palace International Short Film Festival in Bulgaria (February 26-March 5). The Finding will also screen at the upcoming […]