DEGNZ Director Attachments On Ash vs Evil Dead


Through the agreement and financial support of the New Zealand Film Commission and Starz Evil Dead New Zealand, the Directors & Editors Guild of NZ is excited to offer DEGNZ members the opportunity to apply for three director attachments on the Ash vs. Evil Dead production.

We assume TV directing experience and we further assume an ongoing interest in working in this sector of the screen production industry – but please note that this is an observe and learn experience and NOT an opportunity for your own director input.

This is an opportunity to observe the preproduction, shoot and edit process of a fast turn-around television series within a director skill set across script and schedule, production, art / costume / makeup / prosthetics, technical requirements lighting / grip / camera / sound / SFX, stunt actions, creature FX, visual effects – block shoot of 2 episodes of material, the split of materials between a full time Main and a 2nd Unit, ….. and of course actor performance. It is also an opportunity to observe another member (members) of the directing craft at work.

The production is based in Auckland and all applicants will be assumed to be Auckland based for the term of engagement. Each attachment block is tbc  10 days preparation, 10 days shoot, 3 days edit.

  • Commence 01 June 2015 on or about and for a tbc 5 week term.
  • Commence 15 June 2015 on or about and for a tbc 5 week term.
  • Commence 29 June 2015 on or about and for a tbc 5 week term.

This will be a paid attachment @ NZ$300 per work day flat ex. GST and the production working week is currently 5 days MON-FRI.
At the time of application you must be a FULL paid member of the Directors & Editors Guild of NZ and be eligible to work in New Zealand. To join, go to If you wish to upgrade your membership to FULL, contact the DEGNZ office. Successful applicants will be required to:

  • sign and abide by the terms of the AVED Crew Agreement and Confidentiality.
  • attend all days of their attachment as defined by the block Production Schedule.
  • provide a written report to DEGNZ, the AVED Producer and NZFC on the experience and outcomes + within 10 working days of completing the attachment.

To Apply:

Email to with AVED in the subject line. Include your relevant experience by way of a CV and any directing materials, full contact details, your DEGNZ membership number, avaliability issues and a maximum one page letter stating your interest in the production and your anticipated outcomes.

There will be an interview process for the shortlist and the decisions regarding the successful applicants will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Application Deadline    :     5PM, Friday 24 April 2015
Applicants informed    :     By Wednesday 6 May 2015

Last updated on 17 April 2015