The Directors & Editors Guild of NZ invites directors to apply for a Feature Documentary Directing Masterclass and Project Consultation with British director Lucy Walker to be held in Auckland.
Lucy Walker is an Emmy-winning British film director who has twice been nominated for an Academy Award and is renowned for creating riveting, character-driven nonfiction that delivers emotionally and narratively. The Hollywood Reporter has called her “the new Errol Morris” and Variety has praised her unique ability to connect with audiences.
Lucy’s filmography includes feature documentaries The Crash Reel (2013), Waste Land (2010), Countdown to Zero (2010), Blindsight (2006), Devil’s Playground (2002) and several short films, notably The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom (2011) and The Lion’s Mouth Opens (2014). Her films have also been nominated for seven Emmys, an Independent Spirit Award, a DGA Award and a Gotham Award and have won over one hundred other film awards.
On Saturday 22 July, Lucy will lead a half-day Masterclass for up to ten directors in the morning. This will be followed by individual 1-hour Project Consultations with up to four selected directors who have feature documentary projects in active development. Project Consultation sessions are open to directors but not collaborators.
Directors can apply for both the Masterclass and Project Consultation, or just the Masterclass if they do not have a current project.
Cost: DEGNZ members free, DEGNZ members free; Non-members – Masterclass $50, Project Consultation $100.
When: Saturday 22 July. Masterclass – 8.30am to 12pm. Project Consultations will be held from 12.45 to 5.30pm.
Where: TBC, Auckland
Travel assistance may be available for some DEGNZ members coming from out of Auckland.
TO APPLY please send your application in ONE PDF or DOC to firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Lucy Walker Masterclass’ in the subject line.
In your application, please provide:
- links to samples of your work
- a maximum one-page letter stating why you want to attend this workshop
- please also include your mobile number.
To apply for a Project Consultation:
- Please also provide a full synopsis or treatment outlining your feature documentary project and its current status. Projects need to be in active development.
Application Deadline: 9am, Wednesday 12 July.
This event is brought to you with the support of the New Zealand Film Commission.