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April Weekend Workshops: Screenwriting 13-16 Years

When:

Sat 14 Apr 2018, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sun 15 Apr 2018, 10:00am–4:00pm

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

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Screen Writing Weekend Workshop: $150.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Do you want to make a great short film? Maybe as a media studies project, or as an entry in next year's 48Hours film competition? Well before you do that you have to get a great short film script to shoot!

In this two-day workshop with acclaimed industry professional Paolo Rotondo, you will learn everything you need to know about how to formulate a good (unique) idea, structure a story, develop deep characters, and professionally format a script. You will also learn about goal-setting and how to pursue a career in film.

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, has been performed for more than nine years and has been published by Playmarket.

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