Film director Thom Zimny (The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash) will lead a Masterclass for filmmakers in Auckland as part of NZIFF 2019.
This is the second time NZIFF has been able to provide a Masterclass designed for industry practitioners, thanks to an Artistic Development Partnership with Creative New Zealand. The Masterclass will take place on Thursday 1 August and will be run by the Directors & Editors Guild of New Zealand (DEGNZ) on behalf of NZIFF.
Thom Zimny, known for his award-winning documentaries, will take filmmakers inside his process from the research phase through to the edit with special focus on the edit process. Works discussed will include The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley: The Searcher.
Masterclass attendees are encouraged to see The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash at NZIFF beforehand (Tuesday 30 July or Wednesday 31 July).
Limited tickets for the Masterclass are on sale from Ticketmaster.
Masterclass with Thom Zimny
Thursday 1 August 2.00pm to 5.30pm
Venue: WG701, WG Building, AUT City Campus, 55 Wellesley Street East, Auckland Central 1010
Ticket prices: $30 Full price / $20 Industry guild concession*
About Thom Zimny
Thom Zimny is an award-winning artist, director, producer and editor. Working with Bruce Springsteen for the past 18 years, Zimny has directed documentaries including Bruce Springsteen’s High Hopes, The Ties That Bind and the newly released Springsteen On Broadway. He has previously directed and produced two feature length documentaries chronicling key chapters in Bruce Springsteen’s recording career, winning a Grammy for Wings For Wheels: The Making of Born to Run. In addition, Zimny edited three seasons of the highly acclaimed HBO series by David Simon, The Wire and helmed music videos for Bob Dylan, The Low Anthem and many others. The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash was made in collaboration with the Cash Estate, and premiered at this year’s SXSW Film Festival.
The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash
Auckland screenings featuring a Q+A with Thom Zimny
Tuesday 30 July, 6.15pm at ASB Waterfront Theatre
Wednesday 31 July, 3.15pm at ASB Waterfront Theatre
Saturday 3 August at 6.15pm at Soundings Theatre, Te Papa
Monday 5 August at 6.30pm at the Roxy Cinema
Tuesday 6 August at 2.15pm at the Roxy Cinema
* Apply the Industry code from your guild/association when booking.