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Congratulations to members Kim Georgine and Rafa Yam who have been selected to take part in Stage 2 of Script to Screen’s Paerangi Project.

A student at University of Otago, Rafa Yam is writing and directing Kahit Ano Para Sa Inyo (Anything For You), while Ōtautahi Christchurch resident Kim Georgine is directing Son’s Return Home. They are among the seven teams that will be matched with an experienced filmmaker who will guide them as they refine their short film project.

The Paerangi Project was created for aspiring filmmakers interested in developing a short film or web series who live outside the main centres, in remote regions, or those who are isolated from opportunities to learn about filmmaking. In Stage One each participant was given access to a series of video tutorials delivered by experienced filmmakers. After completion, participants who registered for Stage One were eligible to apply for Stage Two to receive six weeks of online mentorship

The NZFC has announced the ten screen storytellers who will take part in their 2021 online mentorship programme. Congrats to board member Renae Maihi and members Pennie Hunt and Matasila Freshwater!

Renae Maihi will be mentored by writer-director Dame Gaylene Preston to further develop a feature film thriller.

Pennie Hunt will further develop a feature film drama, mentored by fellow DEGNZ member Rob Sarkies.

Matasila Freshwater will be mentored by Briar Grace-Smith to further develop a feature film crime/comedy.

Renae and Pennie are alumni of the DEGNZ Emerging Women Filmmakers Incubator, along with Catherine Bisley and Hiona Henare who have also been awarded mentorships. Matasila is a participant in the Incubator this year.

The online mentorship programme is titled Hunga Taunaki ā Rorohiko, which refers to working with others and recognising that it takes more than one person to help achieve your aspirations.

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