April Holiday Programmes: Make A Film 12-16 Years

Where: TAPAC, 100 Motions Rd, Western Springs, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Make A Film 5 Day: $300.00
  • Buy Tickets – 8450295
  • Additional fees may apply

Ever wanted to make your own films? Now you can!

Learn the basics of filmmaking at our fun and creative 5-day programme these holidays. Write a story, then shoot and edit your short film. You can experience the collaborative environment of the filmmaking process, whether your role is in front or behind the camera!

Put your creative mind to work by screenwriting, directing, acting, editing and sound recording. You will not be limited to only one role, and you will be guided every step of the way by industry professionals.

Learning the 'language' of film is an important part of this programme as is being creative with limited resources. It will be rewarding and lots of fun. At the end of the week you will have a film of your own creation that you can share with pride.

Plus your films will be screened at 2pm on Friday 20 April to an invited audience. Get your family and friends to come along!

You will also be able to watch your film/s at home via a link that will be emailed the following week.

What better way to spend the holidays than being a film-maker?

Teaching artist Paolo Rotondo has worked as a film director, playwright and actor for more than 20 years. Two short films written and directed by Paolo: The Freezer and Dead Letters were both supported by the New Zealand Film Commission and have received International acclaim.

In 2016 he released his debut feature film Orphans & Kingdoms to great critical acclaim. As a TV Commercial Director Paolo is represented by Flying Fish films New Zealand.

As an actor Paolo is probably best known for his work on Shortland Street. Paolo's lead roles in feature films include the much-loved Kiwi classic caper film "Stickmen". He made his debut as the serial killer 'Simon Cartwright' in the bold horror film The Ugly for which he won a Best actor award at the Rome Fantafestival.

Other television acting credits include, Xena Warrior Princess, When we go to war, Riverworld, Young Hercules, The Insider's Guide to Love and Cancerman. In 2016 Paolo played Johnny Torrio, Al Capone's infamous mentor in the US Television series Making of the Mob 2.

As a playwright Paolo has penned major theatre shows including the highly successful Little Che (inspired by the book The Motorcycle Diaries and Strange Resting Places co-written with Rob Mokaraka and based on family stories of the Maori Battalion in Italy in WW2.

Strange Resting Places received five star reviews and been performed for more than nine years and been published by Playmarket.

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