DEGANZ Members Selected for Script to Screen’s FilmUp

Four DEGANZ members were selected for the 10th annual FilmUp Mentorship Programme!

Rajneel Singh (writer/director)

Rajneel has been working in the film industry since 2006 as a writer, director, and editor. His short films The Fanimatrix: Run Program, Big Bad Wolves, and Blank Space have all reached success through going viral, screening internationally, or winning awards. Blank Space won Best Short Film at the MBF Indian Film Festival in Melbourne in 2010. He currently has multiple feature projects in development.

Kim Webby(writer/director/producer)

Kim is a documentary maker with over 30 years of experience and a dozen documentaries and long-form television series. The Price of Peace, her first feature doco, won four international awards in 2015. Her recent work includes directing three modern art documentaries for television and two features in development.

Marina Alofagia McCartney (writer/director)

Marina is an award-winning filmmaker and scholar. Her last film Vai, an anthology feature that explored 9 Moana Pasifika wahine, opened the NATIVE programme at the 2019 Berlinale and screened in NZIFF, SXSW, Edinburgh Film Festival, MIFF, and more. Additionally, she is a PhD candidate studying Moana Pasifika film.

Tom Augustine (writer/director)

Tom is a well-known Tāmaki Makaurau writer and filmmaker. He won the NZ Writers Guild Seed Advanced Grant (2020) and participated in Script to Screen’s Story Camp (2020) to develop Arsonist, his debut feature screenplay. Other credits include directing and producing The Story of Te Awe for Auckland Museum, his short film Long Time Coming, and many music videos.

This six-month professional development programme, run by Script to Screen, for writers, directors, and producers selects eight filmmakers each year. The participants are supported to take the next steps in their careers through mentorship with an experienced industry professional, group work, and round tables. See the full list of participants.

Congratulations to all our members selected!

Last updated on 25 August 2022