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DEGNZ members Alex Backhouse, Prue Cunningham, Nic Gorman, Joe Hitchcock, Rachel O’Neill, Matt Holmes, Martin Sagadin and Jane Sherning Warren spent the day with actor and director Ian Hughes as he imparted his knowledge and experience gained across more than 20 years in the industry.

The Directing Actors Workshop provided the opportunity for the directors to see each other work and then to analyse that work in a supporting and safe environment with a focus on positive feedback.

Our thanks go out to actors Cameron Rhodes, Mark Clare and Lucy Lever for their participation and the valuable contributions they made to the day.

ONE-DAY DIRECTING ACTORS WORKSHOP with Ian Hughes

DEGNZ invites you to apply for a one-day Directing Actors Workshop with highly experienced actor and director Ian Hughes.

Ian is a well-known actor (Topless Women Talk About Their Lives, Shortland Street, Go Girls, Xena, City Life, Lord of the Rings) who has worked with many of New Zealand’s directors and turned his hand to directing (Shortland Street, Step Dave).

Ian will employ his vast experience in this workshop to help increase director confidence and to explore a range of principles, tools and techniques that will address issues that arise in casting, rehearsal and shooting

The workshop has ten places and is aimed at directors developing projects for Fresh Shorts, Premiere Pathways, or with features in funded development.

To apply, please provide:

  • A maximum one-page letter stating why you wish to attend.
  • A CV & filmography
  • Links to examples of your work

Send your applications to admin@degnz.co.nz with ‘Directing Actors’ in the subject line. Deadline is 5PM Friday 12 June. Successful applicants will be notified by Wed. 17 June.

Decisions regarding successful applicants will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

What: One-day Directing Actors Workshop with Ian Hughes

When: 27 June 2015, 9AM – 5PM.

Where: TBC, Auckland

Deadline: 5PM Friday, 12 June.

Cost: FREE for DEGNZ members. Non-members $100.

This workshop is made possible thanks to the financial support of the New Zealand Film Commission.