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A Sigh of Relief for Domestic and International

With the Youth-focused funding announced yesterday by NZ On Air, and the joint announcement of Scripted funding by NZ On Air and Te Māngai Pāho to a combined total of over $15 million dollars, there was an audible sigh of relief heard on the…

I Spy a New NZ Detective Series: ‘A Remarkable Place to Die’

DEGANZ members Caroline Bell-Booth, Josh Frizzell, and Charlie Haskell are set to direct the new Queenstown-set detective series A Remarkable Place to Die. The name references the area's renowned mountain range, The Remarkables. With four…

‘The Lost Boys of Dilworth’ Edited by Patterson

This news piece contains references to sexual abuse. Please proceed with care. DEGANZ member Emma Patterson edited TVNZ's new docu-drama, The Lost Boys of Dilworth. The hour-long special uncovers the extensive history of abuse within the…

‘Testify’s Megachurch Mega Drama

TVNZ's new drama series Testify, directed by DEGANZ members David Stubbs and Paula Whetu Jones, is out now. Paula was also one of the series' writers alongside Gavin Strawhan. The big-budget series is chock full of drama, diving deep into…

New NZFC Funding Announcement

The New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) has offered equity investments to two feature films with DEGANZ members Rebecca Tansley and Rouzie Hassanova involved. My Name is Pati is a feature documentary with Rebecca as the writer/director and…
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Come Together! Right Now!

The current fight to protect employee jobs going on at TVNZ by union E tū highlights the importance of unions in the New Zealand screen industry, and the importance of the Screen Industry Workers Act (SIWA) for screen contractors, who until…

Get a Load(ing Docs) of This

Loading Docs is back for its 10th season, with DEGANZ members at the helm of half of the selected documentaries. Through the development initiative, participants receive extensive guidance and mentorship, helping them to produce short documentaries…

Whetu Jones’ New Dark Comedy Series ‘Spinal Destination’

DEGANZ member Paula Whetu Jones' series Spinal Destination is out now, with editing by fellow member Julian Currin. The dark comedy centres on Tessa Rivers whose busy life is upended by a mysterious illness, leaving her paralysed from the…

Bisley’s ‘Cetology’ Thrills in Brazil

DEGANZ member and 2017 Incubator alum, Catherine Bisley's short film Cetology is off to the Brazilian film festival Fantaspoa. The thriller will play in the Sessão de Curtas 07 (Short Session 07) program along with 13 other short films from…

‘Mysterious Ways’ Available on TVNZ+

Mysterious Ways, edited by DEGANZ member Peter Roberts, is out now on TVNZ+! The feature film centres on the relationship between a Vicar and his Samoan boyfriend. The lack of support from their religious and cultural communities is exasperated…

‘E Blacks’ on the Big Screen

E Blacks, directed by Ashley Pitman (DEGANZ) and produced by fellow members Rajneel Singh and Annamarie Connors (aka The Unkindness), is screening in the 2024 Auckland Independent Film Showcase. The 17-minute documentary dives into the world…

Editor Cushla Dillon: How I Got Started in the Industry

When I started back in 1986 (my first official job was as Director’s assistant on ‘Starlight Hotel’) the only ‘filmmaking’ courses in NZ were a Masters in Broadcasting at the University of Auckland and a newly established Broadcasting…

‘Lea Tupu’anga/Mother Tongue’: Success from Sundance to Māoriland

Congratulations Vea Mafile'o (DEGANZ) for winning the People's Choice Award for Best Short Film (Drama) at the Māoriland Film Festival with Lea Tupu'anga/Mother Tongue. The 17-minute short follows Katherine, a speech-language therapist assigned…

Maxwell’s Work Lives on at MoMA

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) recently acquired DEGANZ member Garth Maxwell's films Jack Be Nimble and Naughty Little Peeptoe for its film collection. Through the museum's programme, Garth's films will be restored, preserved, and programmed…

Tuiburelevu’s ‘K-Polys’ Explores the World of K-Pop Fans in Aotearoa

DEGANZ members Litia Tuiburelevu, Josh Yong, and Isaiah Tour are at the helm of The Spinoff's new documentary, K-Polys. Directed by Litia, the 20-minute short is an intimate video portrait of three young Polynesians enchanted by K-Pop. It…

DEGANZ Members Finalists for AXIS Awards

This year marks the 44th edition of the 2024 AXIS Awards, celebrating the creativity, talent, and innovation of the Aotearoa advertising industry, with DEGANZ members Luke Haigh, Cushla Dillon, and Gaysorn Thavat shortlisted as finalists. Luke…

‘Sister Josephine’ Fights For Post-Production

Stef Harris (DEGANZ) is crowdfunding on Boosted for his latest short film, Sister Josephine. Inspired by Stef's childhood in the 70s, the film explores the relationship between Maaka, a frightened boy, and Sister Josephine, a nun who teaches…
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News Blues

Television is the bread and butter of the screen industry. More; What we see on our screens reflects who we are as a nation and its peoples. News and current affairs play a vital role in this, telling us what’s going on in our little…
View from the Top banner

A Sigh of Relief for Domestic and International

With the Youth-focused funding announced yesterday by NZ On Air, and the joint announcement of Scripted funding by NZ On Air and Te Māngai Pāho to a combined total of over $15 million dollars, there was an audible sigh of relief heard on the…

I Spy a New NZ Detective Series: ‘A Remarkable Place to Die’

DEGANZ members Caroline Bell-Booth, Josh Frizzell, and Charlie Haskell are set to direct the new Queenstown-set detective series A Remarkable Place to Die. The name references the area's renowned mountain range, The Remarkables. With four…

‘The Lost Boys of Dilworth’ Edited by Patterson

This news piece contains references to sexual abuse. Please proceed with care. DEGANZ member Emma Patterson edited TVNZ's new docu-drama, The Lost Boys of Dilworth. The hour-long special uncovers the extensive history of abuse within the…

‘Testify’s Megachurch Mega Drama

TVNZ's new drama series Testify, directed by DEGANZ members David Stubbs and Paula Whetu Jones, is out now. Paula was also one of the series' writers alongside Gavin Strawhan. The big-budget series is chock full of drama, diving deep into…

New NZFC Funding Announcement

The New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) has offered equity investments to two feature films with DEGANZ members Rebecca Tansley and Rouzie Hassanova involved. My Name is Pati is a feature documentary with Rebecca as the writer/director and…
View from the Top banner

Come Together! Right Now!

The current fight to protect employee jobs going on at TVNZ by union E tū highlights the importance of unions in the New Zealand screen industry, and the importance of the Screen Industry Workers Act (SIWA) for screen contractors, who until…

Get a Load(ing Docs) of This

Loading Docs is back for its 10th season, with DEGANZ members at the helm of half of the selected documentaries. Through the development initiative, participants receive extensive guidance and mentorship, helping them to produce short documentaries…

Whetu Jones’ New Dark Comedy Series ‘Spinal Destination’

DEGANZ member Paula Whetu Jones' series Spinal Destination is out now, with editing by fellow member Julian Currin. The dark comedy centres on Tessa Rivers whose busy life is upended by a mysterious illness, leaving her paralysed from the…

Bisley’s ‘Cetology’ Thrills in Brazil

DEGANZ member and 2017 Incubator alum, Catherine Bisley's short film Cetology is off to the Brazilian film festival Fantaspoa. The thriller will play in the Sessão de Curtas 07 (Short Session 07) program along with 13 other short films from…

‘Mysterious Ways’ Available on TVNZ+

Mysterious Ways, edited by DEGANZ member Peter Roberts, is out now on TVNZ+! The feature film centres on the relationship between a Vicar and his Samoan boyfriend. The lack of support from their religious and cultural communities is exasperated…

‘E Blacks’ on the Big Screen

E Blacks, directed by Ashley Pitman (DEGANZ) and produced by fellow members Rajneel Singh and Annamarie Connors (aka The Unkindness), is screening in the 2024 Auckland Independent Film Showcase. The 17-minute documentary dives into the world…

Editor Cushla Dillon: How I Got Started in the Industry

When I started back in 1986 (my first official job was as Director’s assistant on ‘Starlight Hotel’) the only ‘filmmaking’ courses in NZ were a Masters in Broadcasting at the University of Auckland and a newly established Broadcasting…

‘Lea Tupu’anga/Mother Tongue’: Success from Sundance to Māoriland

Congratulations Vea Mafile'o (DEGANZ) for winning the People's Choice Award for Best Short Film (Drama) at the Māoriland Film Festival with Lea Tupu'anga/Mother Tongue. The 17-minute short follows Katherine, a speech-language therapist assigned…

Maxwell’s Work Lives on at MoMA

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) recently acquired DEGANZ member Garth Maxwell's films Jack Be Nimble and Naughty Little Peeptoe for its film collection. Through the museum's programme, Garth's films will be restored, preserved, and programmed…

Tuiburelevu’s ‘K-Polys’ Explores the World of K-Pop Fans in Aotearoa

DEGANZ members Litia Tuiburelevu, Josh Yong, and Isaiah Tour are at the helm of The Spinoff's new documentary, K-Polys. Directed by Litia, the 20-minute short is an intimate video portrait of three young Polynesians enchanted by K-Pop. It…

DEGANZ Members Finalists for AXIS Awards

This year marks the 44th edition of the 2024 AXIS Awards, celebrating the creativity, talent, and innovation of the Aotearoa advertising industry, with DEGANZ members Luke Haigh, Cushla Dillon, and Gaysorn Thavat shortlisted as finalists. Luke…

‘Sister Josephine’ Fights For Post-Production

Stef Harris (DEGANZ) is crowdfunding on Boosted for his latest short film, Sister Josephine. Inspired by Stef's childhood in the 70s, the film explores the relationship between Maaka, a frightened boy, and Sister Josephine, a nun who teaches…
View from the Top banner

News Blues

Television is the bread and butter of the screen industry. More; What we see on our screens reflects who we are as a nation and its peoples. News and current affairs play a vital role in this, telling us what’s going on in our little…