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‘Anu’ Available to Watch on MUBI

DEGANZ member Pulkit Arora‘s short film Anu is now available to watch on MUBI. The film offers a unique perspective on grief, following a recent widow as she immigrates to Aotearoa and quarantines in managed isolation. Mubi describes Anu as “a tale of love from another era” and a “bittersweet portrait of companionship, mourning, and […]

Hunt Makes the Cut for New Script to Screen and Film Otago Development Initiative

DEGANZ member and 2020 Incubator alum Pennie Hunt has been selected for Script to Screen and Film Otago Southland’s new development initiative, Southern Pilots. Pennie and the team of Dog Town are one of three teams selected for the programme. Pennie and Kathryn van Beek co-wrote the series, with Pennie set to direct and Rebecca Rowe […]

‘Poppy’ wins the Cannes Écrans Seniors

Poppy, edited by Jonno Woodford-Robinson (DEGANZ), has won the 2024 Cannes Écrans Seniors competition. The feature follows Poppy Simpson, a young woman with Down Syndrome who refuses to be defined by disability and takes control of her own life. Her ambition to become a motor mechanic is stalled when her brother inherits the family garage […]

Hudson Selected for South Shorts

DEGANZ member Jayde Hudson (Nėe Fairley) (Ngāti Maniapoto) has been selected for the tenth iteration of Script to Screen’s South Shorts Mentorship Programme. Over the next six months, Jayde and fellow participants will engage in focused script development under the guidance of writer/director Brair Grace-Smith. Through a series of workshops, the writers will take part […]