Last updated on 3 December 2020
DEGNZ invites emerging drama editors to apply for a Drama Editor Attachment to editor Dan Kircher on feature film Millie Lies Low, directed by Michelle Savill, and produced by Desray Armstrong and Angela Littlejohn.
The DEGNZ Drama Editor Attachment Scheme gives emerging drama editors the opportunity to advance their craft through shadowing and mentoring from an experienced drama editor.
Dan Kircher is a film editor whose feature film credits include The Changeover, directed by Miranda Harcourt and Stuart McKenzie, and Ant Timpson’s Come To Daddy. At the 2014 Rialto Channel New Zealand Film Awards, he was nominated twice for Best Editor for Everything We Loved and The Dead Lands. He has also cut short films, web series and commercials.
Millie Lies Low – When a broke and anxiety-ridden architecture grad misses her flight to New York for a prestigious internship, she decides to fake having made it to New York, while lying low in her home town, scrounging for another ticket.
This attachment would suit an experienced assistant editor/editor who has dramatic narrative editing experience on short film, web series, drama or features. The successful candidate will likely have a body of narrative work. The initiative is targeted at editors who want to progress their career into feature film editing.
Its purpose is to allow an emerging drama editor to:
- learn through attendance during editing, and later at director, producer and or funding body screenings about the critique and response process so vital to the successful creative collaboration required of the feature film editor.
- get on-the-job feature-editing experience.
- receive feedback and mentoring from an experienced feature film editor in a safe environment.
The opportunity for the attachment to get limited hands-on cutting experience is possible but entirely at the discretion of the editor, director and producers of the production.
This is a paid Auckland-based attachment and requires the successful candidate, depending on experience and flexibility, to start at the earliest in mid-March. If non-Auckland based, the candidate must cover their own travel and living costs.
The duration of the attachment would be up to a maximum of 20 full days broken down into a mixture of full days and half days over the shoot and post production period. The final schedule will be determined in discussions with the production team and successful candidate.
To be eligible, applicants MUST:
- Be a FULL member* of DEGNZ by the application deadline. The successful candidate is also required to be a Full member for the length of their attachment
- Be a NZ citizen or permanent resident
- Be fully competent with the AVID editing system
* Refers to Full Members on Tiers 1, 2 and 3.
Application Deadline: 9AM, Monday 24 February 2020
Send your application in a single PDF to email@example.com with ‘Editor Attachment’ in the subject line.
Your application must include:
- a maximum 1-page letter on why you would like to do the attachment
- your CV and filmography, including links to a showreel/video samples that illustrate your dramatic narrative work
- a completed Editor Attachment Application Cover Sheet.
Selection will be made by the production. DEGNZ will notify you as to whether or not your application has been successful, but the decision will be final and no further correspondence will be entered into regarding your application.
We look forward to receiving your applications.
This attachment is brought to you with the generous support of the New Zealand Film Commission.