Last updated on 10 February 2020
Call for Applications – This two-day workshop is aimed at providing directors with practical tools that they can bring to their productions, both in pre-production and on set. We’ll work on the shape of pre-production (when do I prep what?), how to really read a script, blocking a scene on set, working with actors, the emotions of lenses, running a shoot day, budgeting your shoot time, and managing your own energy (very important!). Attendees will be expected to have done some amount of directing for screen, but want to develop their long form drama-directing experience further. We invite emerging to mid-career directors to apply.
About Peter Burger
Peter Meteherangi Tikao Burger is one of New Zealand’s premiere drama directors. He started his directing career making television commercials in the nineties. In 2001 his first tele-feature Fish Skin Suit won Best Drama in the Qantas NZTV awards, and the same year his short film Tūrangawaewae was selected for Critics’ Week at Cannes. Since then Peter has directed one feature film, seven tele-features, and more than thirty episodes of television drama. Recently, Peter was the lead director on The Dead Lands, a Māori action thriller series for the American network AMC, and is in post production on the upcoming TVNZ/Channel 7 production One Lane Bridge.
DEGNZ member – Free
Non-member – $180
Lunch and refreshments provided
Saturday 21 March 2020, 9.30am – 5.30pm
Sunday 22 March 2020, 9.30am – 4.30pm
Where: MTG RM, 2 Kingsland Terrace, Kingsland, Auckland
If selected to attend, 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 in the South Island.
- For further information and criteria, see here.
Applications Close: 4PM, Friday 6 March
STEP 1: Complete the registration form below.
STEP 2: Send in one PDF to email@example.com:
- your CV or bio with 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.
Refund Policy: Requests for refunds must be received by Sunday 15 March. 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.