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Summer Giveaway: Whatever It Takes by John Reid

This summer, we’re celebrating the release of the much-anticipated new book by filmmaker, writer and DEGNZ Lifetime member John Reid – Whatever It Takes: Pacific Films and John O’Shea 1948-2000. In Whatever It Takes, Reid tells the true story of a man and his vision, and of the entrepreneurs and dreamers who gathered around him […]

Geoff Murphy, Iconoclastic Filmmaker

When Geoff Murphy died last week, he left a film industry very different from the one that he entered in the 1970s. In those days it couldn’t be called an industry – just a bunch of mates trying to make movies. Geoff was at the forefront of the renaissance and deserves the accolades bestowed later […]

Film Talk: Q&A Screening of In The Zone

From DEGNZ member Robyn Paterson comes the inspiring, challenging and emotional feature documentary, In The Zone. Join us on December 6 for a Film Talk of In The Zone at Rialto Cinemas Newmarket, Auckland. After the film, Robyn Paterson and Terrance Wallace, founder of the InZone Project, joins DEGNZ for an audience Q&A. We’d love […]

Watch: Stray Q&A with Director Dustin Feneley

Writer/director Dustin Feneley answers questions about his debut feature film Stray (2018). Dustin talks about not compromising his cinematic, arthouse vision, despite modest means while making the film.   “We wanted a very formalised, considered cinematography in kind of like master shots and I want things to play out longer. But the implication production-wise was […]

Call for Applications: Directing Actors Workshop with Ian Hughes

DEGNZ is now accepting applications for a one-day Directing Actors Workshop in Wellington with highly experienced actor and director Ian Hughes. Ian Hughes’ breakthrough role was in acclaimed TV series and movie Topless Women Talk About Their Lives. Topless was followed by multiple TV guest parts (Xena, Bliss, The Brokenwood Mysteries, Go Girls) and film […]