Call for Applications: DEGNZ Selects with Mary Magdalene Director Garth Davis

DEGNZ Selects presents this special director’s masterclass on 21 March with Lion and Top of the Lake director Garth Davis. Garth will discuss in depth the making of his latest feature Mary Magdalene, to be released in cinemas on 22 March starring Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix. Participants are encouraged to watch Mary Magdalene before the class – see below for advanced screenings.

Garth is BAFTA- and Emmy-nominated for Top of the Lake, DGA Best First Feature winner for Lion, and Gold Lion winner for his TV commercials work. This masterclass is a rare opportunity to engage with a much sought after director on the international scene.

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When: Wednesday 21 March, 9am – 12pm

Where: Hawke Sea Scouts Hall, 55 West End Road, Herne Bay, Auckland

Cost: DEGNZ members free, Non-members $50.

 

Application Deadline: Wednesday 14 March, 6pm

TO APPLY please send your application in ONE PDF or DOC to admin@degnz.co.nz with ‘DEGNZ Selects’ in the subject line. In your application, please provide:

  • your CV/bio with filmography
  • a maximum one-page letter explaining why you would like to attend the workshop
  • your mobile number.

 

Thanks to Garth Davis, The Equity Foundation, the New Zealand Film Commission and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade for their support of this event. 

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Advanced screenings of Mary Magdalene:

Preview Screening + Garth Davis Q&A
by The Equity Foundation
Mon 19 March, 6pm
Rialto Cinema Newmarket
Free to industry guild members – Register here

Film Talk with Garth Davis Q&A
Sun 18 March, 5pm
Rialto Cinema Newmarket
$12 discounted tickets for industry members – Buy here

Holiday Viewing – Check Us Out on Youtube

Finally got some free time over the holiday season? Revisit or catch up on some of our guild events from the year on our DEGNZ Channel, which is currently live. Here’s a small selection you might like:

Film Talk: Q&A with Geoff Murphy on his seminal Goodbye Pork Pie.
The Collaborators Series: Lee Tamahori and Robin Scholes – From Once Were Warriors to Mahana
DEGNZ Selects: In conversation with Niki Caro
– and more!

We’ll be adding more vids in 2017 so make sure you subscribe.

 

Insights from Niki Caro

Our Masterclass and DEGNZ Selects events with Niki Caro were a fantastic success. Niki spoke generously about her experiences and offered plenty of solid advice and practical tips, which we’re sure will stay with everyone in the audience. Thank you, Niki!

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DEGNZ Selects with Niki Caro

In addition to a mentorship and masterclass, the Director’s & Editors Guild of NZ will hold a special DEGNZ Selects event with renowned NZ director Niki Caro. The discussion and Q&A will be moderated by director Roseanne Liang and will cover Niki’s career and films, including box office success McFarland, USA and The Zookeepers Wife, starring Jessica Chastain and Daniel Brühl, currently in post production.

Seats are limited, so you must register your attendance on Eventbrite. Please remember to cancel your seat if you can no longer attend.

When: Wednesday June 8, 6pm for a 6.30-7.30pm discussion

Where: Horse & Trap, Upstairs function room, 3 Enfield Street

Cost: DEGNZ members free, non-members: $5

Photos from DEGNZ Selects with Nathan Price

On February 3rd DEGNZ hosted a DEGNZ Selects Q&A event with commercials director Nathan Price. 

Nathan has been ranked as one of the top 10 directors in Asia/Australasia, has taken out Cannes Lions Emmy Awards, and has directed ads for some of the world’s biggest brands including Honda, Samsung and Cadbury, as well as Sky, Royal London, T-Mobile, and a little closer to home, State Insurance. See some of his work here: http://www.nathanprice.com/ 

Here are some photos from the event – and thanks to board member Kezia Barnett for facilitating the chat.

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