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Online Young Creators: Think Outside the Box

We had an awesome time speaking to Jonathan, Milon and Gabe from commercial video production company Chillbox Creative in the latest in our Young Creators series. It was lovely to see that while we couldn’t meet up in person, familiar faces from our membership and others in the filmmaking community tuned in during the live-stream.

The video is available to watch if you couldn’t catch it live.

 

Online Young Creators: Think Outside the Box

LIVE-STREAM 4PM on Facebook

7.5 years after leaving uni, the six-part team at Chillbox (a commercial video production company) has embarked on pre-production for ‘Loop Track’, their first self-funded feature film. COVID-19 has meant a postponement to production (which was scheduled for May), and has required a large amount of adaptation.

On April 2, they’ll share a bit about how they’re adapting to the realities of COVID-19, and thoughts on how we can make the most of the lockdown, as creative people. In addition, they’ll share a bit about the Chillbox story – and the journey from creating commercial content to feature filmmaking.

If you’re thinking of starting up your own production company or hungry for insight into how best to balance making commercial content with your creative projects, Milon Tesiram, Jonathan Potton and Gabriel Lunte from Chillbox Creative will be connecting from their homes to answer all your burning questions!

Facilitated by Tema Pua from DEGNZ

WHEN:           Thu 2 April 2020, 4 – 5pm
WHERE:         DEGNZ Facebook Page

Register here

DEGNZ Young Creators is a programme of events with a mission to inform and inspire younger or emerging directors and editors to build successful, sustainable careers in the screen industry.

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Tom Eagles

DEGNZ Selects is honoured to present a special industry Q&A evening with New Zealand editor Tom Eagles on Monday 2 March.

Oscar and BAFTA-nominated for his work on Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit and recently back from the red carpet, Tom joins us to discuss his career, his craft and his collaborations.

Tom was recognised by the American Cinema Editors with the award for Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy) for Jojo Rabbit at the 70th Annual ACE Eddie Awards held in January. Tom also edited Hunt for the Wilderpeople, What We Do In the Shadows, Jackie van Beek’s The Inland Road and for television, Wellington Paranormal, Ash vs Evil Dead and Go Girls amongst other projects. He is currently cutting Roseanne Liang’s thriller Shadow In the Cloud

WHEN:           Mon 2 March 2020, 7pm. Talk starts 7:15pm
WHERE:         Horse & Trap – Loft, 3 Enfield St, Mount Eden, Auckland

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Event Registration

Register to reserve your seat.

DEGNZ members – Free

Non-members – $5 (cash only at the door)

We collect diversity data during registration so we can report to our primary funder, the NZ Film Commission. Any data reported will remain completely anonymous.

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This event is part of DEGNZ Selects, presented by the Directors & Editors Guild of NZ

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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 LowWhen 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.

Eligibility

To be eligible, applicants MUST:

  1. 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
  2. Be a NZ citizen or permanent resident
  3. Be fully competent with the AVID editing system

* Refers to Full Members on Tiers 1, 2 and 3.

To Apply

Application Deadline: 9AM, Monday 24 February 2020

Send your application in a single PDF to admin@degnz.co.nz 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.

Download the 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.

Guild Table Reads

Calling for actors and directors/writers with scripts for a Table Read on Saturday 30 November!

Round 4 opens on 21 October and closes 15 November, 3pm.

A core cast – max six actors – together with a writer+director team OR writer/director will collaborate on each script-in-development table read. The script must have a director attached and have been through a development process.

Four Table Reads per year on Saturdays @NZWG HQ in Grey Lynn.

Table Reads LogoHow to Submit a Script

DEGNZ and NZWG members are invited to apply for the script component.

Submit a full-length draft feature film script for your name to go into the draw for a day-long table read (names remain for subsequent draws).

WRITER + DIRECTOR* (OR WRITER/DIRECTOR) – Submit script via email to GuildHQ@nzwg.org.nz.

Eligibility:

Please check these details before you enter.

*Both must be a member(s) of NZWG and DEGNZ:

  • A solo Writer/Director must be a member of both NZWG and DEGNZ.
  • In a Writer-Director team, the Writer must be a member of NZWG, AND the Director must be a member of DEGNZ.

When you enter, please include this information:

  • name of writer, and if they belong to NZWG
  • name of director, and if they belong to DEGNZ

Call for Actors for Table Read #4

We are looking for actors to work together with writers and directors on a script-in-development table read. Actors must be members of Equity New Zealand.

Actors, please register your interest below and the NZWG will contact you if you are cast. You will receive a gift card as a nominal appreciation for your participation.

Actor registration has been extended to Monday 18 November, 9am.

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2019 Table Reads

Table Read #1

Open: 21 January
Close: 15 February
Table Read: Sat 23 February

Table Read #2

Open: 15 April
Close: 10 May
Table Read: Sat 18 May

Table Read #3

Open: 8 July
Close: 2 August
Table Read: Sat 10 August

Table Read #4

Open: 21 October
Close: 15 November
Table Read: Sat 30 November (New date)

A joint initiative brought to you by NZWG, DEGNZ & EQUITY Foundation
With warm thanks to the New Zealand Film Commission