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Northland Film Workshop 2020


Tue 14 Jul 2020, 9:00am–2:00pm
Wed 15 Jul 2020, 9:00am–2:00pm
Thu 16 Jul 2020, 9:00am–2:00pm
Fri 17 Jul 2020, 9:00am–2:00pm

Where: Northland Youth Theatre, 86 Bank Street, Whangarei

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Registration: $0.00 ($0.00)
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: Script to Screen

Script to Screen, in partnership with Northland Youth Theatre, presents a free four-day film workshop in the July school holidays for 15 – 23 year olds.

The workshop helps young participants to develop skills in crafting a story idea, writing a script, and acting. The aim of the workshop is to foster writing talent and encourage aspiring filmmakers. No experience or prior knowledge of filmmaking is necessary.

On Days 1 and 2, participants will hear from writer/director Michael Bennett (In Dark Places, Matariki) about finding a story, crafting the story so that it is compelling on screen, and writing a scene.

On Days 3 and 4, actor Laurel Devenie (Shortland Street), will lead an acting workshop, using the scenes that were written earlier in the week. Each participant will get a chance to act in a scene. On the last day, we will tape the scenes, watch them as a group and discuss what was learned.

Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea provided. However, if you have special dietary requirements (gluten free, dairy free, keto, paleo, etc) please bring food with you.

The workshop is free but please register via EventBrite as spaces are limited.

This workshop is presented in partnership with Northland Youth Theatre and is made possible thanks to generous support from New Zealand Film Commission and Foundation North.

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