Last updated on 14 October 2019
Call for Applications – Deepen your knowledge of the craft in this Directors Toolkit with experienced director Charlie Haskell. The two-day workshop, run by the Directors & Editors Guild of NZ, will be held in Wellington on 16 – 17 November.
Charlie Haskell will provide a practical guide to emerging directors as to what the craft of directing is really all about. It will cover such topics as understanding the script, telling the story visually, inspiring great performances and running an inspirational set. There will be an emphasis on effective communication and how to get the best out of the creative team, and of course, how to deal with the ticking clock.
About Charlie Haskell
Charlie has been a freelance director in the New Zealand film and television industry for the past 25 years, initially specialising in action as a 2nd Unit Director (Hercules, Xena: Warrior Princess), before moving on to drama. He has directed on a wide variety of NZ and international productions, such as Power Rangers, The Almighty Johnsons, telefeature Tangiwai – A Love Story and docudrama Pirates of the Airwaves. He has worked on three seasons of the Starz network show Ash vs Evil Dead in the dual role of 2nd Unit Director/Associate Producer. Recently, Charlie directed two episodes of the Danish/NZ co-production Straight Forward, as well as being lead director on Germany/NZ co-production The Gulf. He is passionate about projects that combine great storytelling with global outreach.
DEGNZ member – Free
Non-member – $180
Lunch and refreshments provided
Saturday 16 November 2019, 9am – 5pm
Sunday 17 November 2019, 9am – 4pm
Where: Te Kāhui Auaha (New Zealand Film and Television School), 65 Dixon St, Te Aro, Wellington
Applications Close: 9AM, Friday 1 November
STEP 1: Complete the registration form below.
STEP 2: Send in one PDF to email@example.com:
- your bio and CV/filmography, and
- a brief, maximum 1-page letter that summarises why you would like to participate and what you hope to gain from the workshop.
Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.
DEGNZ Full members may apply for financial assistance of up to $250 (incl. GST) towards their travel costs.
- DEGNZ has up to 2 travel allowances available for this workshop.
- Applicants must live outside the Wellington region.
- For further information and criteria, see here.
Refund Policy: Requests for refunds must be received by Sunday 10 November. Refunds can take up to approximately 10 working days to process.
This initiative is brought to you with the generous support of the New Zealand Film Commission.