DEGNZ is excited to present a Directing Masterclass with Australian director/producer Sophie Hyde on Saturday 27 July in Auckland.
In this interactive Masterclass, Sophie will share on how she came to be making film and television and how her projects are able to develop and thrive within the film collective she works within. Participants will look at case studies on the making of feature films 52 Tuesdays and Animals, and series F*!#ing Adelaide and The Hunting.
Sophie will discuss what the big challenges have been, about tackling doubts and keeping self-motivated and rigorous during development and through production. The Masterclass will get directors to think about what’s important to them and how this will help them navigate their own projects.
We invite directors to apply now.
About Sophie Hyde
Sophie’s debut fiction film 52 Tuesdays (director/producer/co-writer) won the directing award in World Cinema Dramatic at Sundance and the Crystal Bear at the Berlinale. Her second film Animals, based on Emma Jane Unsworth’s acclaimed novel, premiered at Sundance 2019. Her first episodic series F*!#ing Adelaide, created for ABC iView screened at Berlin Film Festival and Series Mania in 2018. She produced and co-directed acclaimed documentary Life in Movement, winner of the Australian Documentary Prize in 2011 and the Cinedans Jury and Audience prizes.
She also works as a Producer and believes strongly in nurturing new voices. She was recently mentor and executive producer on A Field Guide to Being A 12-year-old-girl, which won the short film Crystal Bear at Berlin last year. She produced Matt Bate’s feature documentaries Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure and Sam Klemke’s Time Machine, and Maya Newell’s In My Blood It Runs. She has just finished production as creator/director/producer of The Hunting, a 4×1 hour series for SBS.
Animals screens at the New Zealand International Film Festival 2019. Sophie will be attending Q+A screenings in Auckland.
Price: DEGNZ members/NAW Full members – Free, Non-members $95. Lunch and refreshments provided.
When: Sat 27 July, 9am – 5pm
Where: Saint Columba Centre, 40 Vermont St, Ponsonby, Auckland
After the masterclass, DEGNZ Full members attending from outside the Auckland region can apply for a travel allowance of up to $250.
How to Apply
Application Deadline: 9AM, Friday 19 July 2019
STEP 1: Complete the application form below.
STEP 2: Send your filmography OR CV with filmography in PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.
This workshop is brought to you with the generous support of the Australian Screen Directors Authorship Collecting Society and the New Zealand Film Commission.