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Laughs and Inspiration at our Recent Comedy Workshop

As expected, there were many laughs during our Directing and Writing Comedy workshop with Jonathan Brough and Declan Fay on Saturday. Jonathan and Declan shared their insights and experiences bringing to screen some of Australia’s top rated TV comedies, including The Family Law, sketch comedy Fancy Boy and their recent collaboration on Ronny Chieng: International Student. Jonathan is […]

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Apply Now: Directing Actors with Mark Travis

The Directors & Editors Guild of NZ invites you to apply for a 2-day Directing Actors workshop with renowned American director, writer and teacher Mark Travis. The workshop will be held in Auckland on Saturday and Sunday, 10 and 11 June. About Mark Travis Acclaimed as “the director’s director”, Mark W. Travis is regarded as one of the world’s […]

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Watch: Film Talk with One Thousand Ropes Filmmakers

Last month we held a wonderful Film Talk with writer/director Tusi Tamasese and producer Catherine Fitzgerald talking with Chris Dudman on the making of One Thousand Ropes. One Thousand Ropes is a powerful character drama of a father reconnecting with his youngest daughter and together putting to rest the ghosts that haunt them. It was […]

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Watch: Film Talk with West of Eden Filmmakers

We hosted a Q&A evening with director/editor Alastair Riddell, writer/producer Vanessa Riddell, and the cast of independent drama West of Eden. Set in rural New Zealand during the 1960s, West of Eden tells the story of two men in love, at odds with the inherent conservatism of their surroundings. It was a great evening with plenty […]