Editor Luke Haigh: How I Got Started in the Industry

Hey there! I'm Luke Haigh, a freelance film editor who's worked in both the commercial and feature film worlds for the last 20 years. I first fell in love with editing around the age of 15 or 16. It was a Media Studies class in high school…

Taylor’s Directorial Debut at PÖFF

DEGANZ member Loren Taylor's directorial feature debut, The Moon is Upside Down, is having its world premiere at the 2023 PÖFF Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. The film will screen in the First Feature Competition, a collection of first…

Show Me (Shorts) Winners

Show Me Shorts had a wonderful Awards Night on Sunday 8 October, with multiple members nominated for and receiving awards. DEGANZ member Julie Zhu's Lǎo Lao Lǎo Le swept up three of the eight awards. Julie not only won DEGANZ's very own…

… and They’re Off to Berlin!

Down Under Berlin in Germany is showcasing several members' hard work - some as festival veterans and others celebrating premieres! The festival is Europe's leading festival for Australian and Kiwi films, screening a wide range of productions…

Best of the Best at NZ WebFest

The 2023 NZ Web Fest selection is stacked with DEGANZ members, with some nominated for awards! NZ Web Fest was created in 2015 to celebrate web series and online video content. Over the years, the festival has evolved and was accepted as…
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What Can We Take From The Strikes?

By the time you read this the Writer’s Guild of America’s (WGA) strike will be over. The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists' (AFTRA)—not yet. So what can we take from the strikes? I saw…

Netflix’s ‘Sex Education’ Gets the Savill Treatment

Season 4 of the beloved Netflix series Sex Education is out now, with two of the eight episodes directed by 2018 Incubator alum Michelle Savill. The show is known for being awkwardly hilarious, following the lives of the students, staff,…

Tansley is as Good as Gold at the Golden Prague Festival

Congratulations Rebecca Tansley (DEGANZ) for winning the Special Mention Award for Extraordinary Artistic Achievement at the Golden Prague International Television Festival for her film The Strangest of Angels. The Strangest of Angels is…

Rangi’s Directorial Debut with Semi-Autobiographical Feature

DEGANZ member Shane Rangi (Ngāti Porou) is set to have his directorial debut with his semi-autobiographical feature film, Taonga. Long-time collaborator and Oscar-winning filmmaker, James Cameron, is one of the production's executive producers. While…

‘Still Here’ for Season Two

Award-winning docuseries Still Here is back for season two, with multiple DEGANZ members on the team! Litia Tuiburelevu (DEGANZ) directed and co-produced the series with fellow member Josh Yong as supervising producer and executive producer.…

March’s ‘I SEE YOU’ Boosted Campaign

DEGANZ member Briar March is crowdfunding to complete her new short film, I SEE YOU. The film, written and directed by Briar, tells the story of a young mother struggling to see her 2-year-old daughter with Down Syndrome for who she is -…
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Set Education

I’ve just come off a Zoom with a bunch of articulate and intelligent students pursuing careers in the screen industry. It prompted me to write about the ongoing work happening around the reform of vocational education that DEGANZ is engaged…

‘Juniper’ and its String of Successes

Juniper, written and directed by DEGANZ member Matthew Saville and edited by fellow member Peter Roberts, continues its successful run following the film's release in 2021. The film delves into the relationship between Ruth, played by Oscar-nominee…

NZFC Funding for Writer/Directors

NZFC announced their August funding decisions, with multiple DEGANZ members attached to projects as writer/directors. Feature Film Production Investment Lomu Documentary Logline: Experience the unstoppable force of Jonah Lomu, the greatest…

‘Taking Back Our Beach’ Takes to Cinema Screens

Taking Back Our Beach, a feature documentary directed by Anton Steel (DEGANZ), is set to have its theatrical release in Aotearoa cinemas on 5 October. The film looks at the community response to the 2011 cargo vessel Rena grounding on Ōtāiti…

Show Me (DEGANZ Members’) Shorts

This year's Show Me Shorts, Aotearoa's leading international short film festival, is chock full of DEGANZ members' mahi! Check this complete list to see which programmes their films are screening in and make sure to book your seats for your…

‘The Strangest of Angels’ Flies to Prague

DEGANZ member Rebecca Tansley's feature film The Strangest of Angels is heading overseas for the 60th Golden Prague International Television Festival. The film is in competition with other works centered around music, dance, and theatre as part…

McGill Seeking Support for ‘FARM’ on Boosted

DEGANZ member Kate McGill is seeking support for her short film's Boosted campaign. Inspired by a dream Kate had nearly ten years ago, FARM is about Jeanie, an elderly woman who believes her late husband has been reincarnated as a cow on…

Editor Luke Haigh: How I Got Started in the Industry

Hey there! I'm Luke Haigh, a freelance film editor who's worked in both the commercial and feature film worlds for the last 20 years. I first fell in love with editing around the age of 15 or 16. It was a Media Studies class in high school…

Taylor’s Directorial Debut at PÖFF

DEGANZ member Loren Taylor's directorial feature debut, The Moon is Upside Down, is having its world premiere at the 2023 PÖFF Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. The film will screen in the First Feature Competition, a collection of first…

Show Me (Shorts) Winners

Show Me Shorts had a wonderful Awards Night on Sunday 8 October, with multiple members nominated for and receiving awards. DEGANZ member Julie Zhu's Lǎo Lao Lǎo Le swept up three of the eight awards. Julie not only won DEGANZ's very own…

… and They’re Off to Berlin!

Down Under Berlin in Germany is showcasing several members' hard work - some as festival veterans and others celebrating premieres! The festival is Europe's leading festival for Australian and Kiwi films, screening a wide range of productions…

Best of the Best at NZ WebFest

The 2023 NZ Web Fest selection is stacked with DEGANZ members, with some nominated for awards! NZ Web Fest was created in 2015 to celebrate web series and online video content. Over the years, the festival has evolved and was accepted as…
View from the Top banner

What Can We Take From The Strikes?

By the time you read this the Writer’s Guild of America’s (WGA) strike will be over. The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists' (AFTRA)—not yet. So what can we take from the strikes? I saw…

Netflix’s ‘Sex Education’ Gets the Savill Treatment

Season 4 of the beloved Netflix series Sex Education is out now, with two of the eight episodes directed by 2018 Incubator alum Michelle Savill. The show is known for being awkwardly hilarious, following the lives of the students, staff,…

Tansley is as Good as Gold at the Golden Prague Festival

Congratulations Rebecca Tansley (DEGANZ) for winning the Special Mention Award for Extraordinary Artistic Achievement at the Golden Prague International Television Festival for her film The Strangest of Angels. The Strangest of Angels is…

Rangi’s Directorial Debut with Semi-Autobiographical Feature

DEGANZ member Shane Rangi (Ngāti Porou) is set to have his directorial debut with his semi-autobiographical feature film, Taonga. Long-time collaborator and Oscar-winning filmmaker, James Cameron, is one of the production's executive producers. While…

‘Still Here’ for Season Two

Award-winning docuseries Still Here is back for season two, with multiple DEGANZ members on the team! Litia Tuiburelevu (DEGANZ) directed and co-produced the series with fellow member Josh Yong as supervising producer and executive producer.…

March’s ‘I SEE YOU’ Boosted Campaign

DEGANZ member Briar March is crowdfunding to complete her new short film, I SEE YOU. The film, written and directed by Briar, tells the story of a young mother struggling to see her 2-year-old daughter with Down Syndrome for who she is -…
View from the Top banner

Set Education

I’ve just come off a Zoom with a bunch of articulate and intelligent students pursuing careers in the screen industry. It prompted me to write about the ongoing work happening around the reform of vocational education that DEGANZ is engaged…

‘Juniper’ and its String of Successes

Juniper, written and directed by DEGANZ member Matthew Saville and edited by fellow member Peter Roberts, continues its successful run following the film's release in 2021. The film delves into the relationship between Ruth, played by Oscar-nominee…

NZFC Funding for Writer/Directors

NZFC announced their August funding decisions, with multiple DEGANZ members attached to projects as writer/directors. Feature Film Production Investment Lomu Documentary Logline: Experience the unstoppable force of Jonah Lomu, the greatest…

‘Taking Back Our Beach’ Takes to Cinema Screens

Taking Back Our Beach, a feature documentary directed by Anton Steel (DEGANZ), is set to have its theatrical release in Aotearoa cinemas on 5 October. The film looks at the community response to the 2011 cargo vessel Rena grounding on Ōtāiti…

Show Me (DEGANZ Members’) Shorts

This year's Show Me Shorts, Aotearoa's leading international short film festival, is chock full of DEGANZ members' mahi! Check this complete list to see which programmes their films are screening in and make sure to book your seats for your…

‘The Strangest of Angels’ Flies to Prague

DEGANZ member Rebecca Tansley's feature film The Strangest of Angels is heading overseas for the 60th Golden Prague International Television Festival. The film is in competition with other works centered around music, dance, and theatre as part…

McGill Seeking Support for ‘FARM’ on Boosted

DEGANZ member Kate McGill is seeking support for her short film's Boosted campaign. Inspired by a dream Kate had nearly ten years ago, FARM is about Jeanie, an elderly woman who believes her late husband has been reincarnated as a cow on…