Loading Docs 2022 Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for Members’ Films

Loading Docs 2022 has announced the eight projects selected to take part in their ninth season titled Powers of Emotion. Our members are among the different teams selected, and are now looking to secure funding. Director Sophie Black will…

High Tide Don’t Hide Now Streaming

Co-directed by DEGANZ member Niva Kay, Emily McDowell, Nia Phipps and Phil Stebbing, High Tide Don't Hide is now available on TVNZ OnDemand. Documenting the 2019 School Strike for Climate movement, the feature documentary follows a group…

Vivie Needs Boosting

There are just 7 days left to donate to the Boosted crowdfunding campaign for Vivie, a heart-warming tale about a woman and her relationship with her body. DEGANZ member Hweiling Ow is the short film's writer and director and is joined by producers…

Nude Tuesday Drops Trailer 

After months of waiting, the trailer for Nude Tuesday has dropped this week, capturing the unique comedy’s entirely made-up language and eccentric characters. Written by DEGANZ member Jackie van Beek and directed by member Armağan Ballantyne,…

Join us for Young Creators: Get Off the Ground

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Ready, set, go… Now what? Navigating the TV and film industry can be a confusing and challenging process; who can you trust? What are your options? But you’re not alone. Join us for a Q&A panel with established filmmakers as they…

Poetry Meets Film in Two Magnetic Shorts

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Documentary shorts Ultimately Lacks Polish and Nathan Joe: Homecoming Poems have premiered on the streaming platform Vidzing. Commissioned by the Going West Writers Festival, both documentaries focus on poets who take a radical approach to performance.…
A child actor standing in a kitchen with three crew members watching.

How to Direct Child Actors

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How do you work with children to get great performances? This May, the Directors and Editors Guild of Aotearoa New Zealand is offering training on directing children with sought-after acting coach Miranda Harcourt. Directors can apply for the…

Editor Jochen FitzHerbert: How I Got Started in the Industry

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I should preface by saying that I never planned to be working in the film and television industry. The honest truth is that when I finished school and decided to go to university, Film and Television papers seemed like a fun choice in amongst…

Perry Bradley Among Finalists at 2022 AWARD Awards

Film Construction’s Perry Bradley (DEGANZ) has been nominated for the Best Direction category at Australia’s 43rd AWARD Awards. The nomination is for his work on NZ Blood campaign Unseen Emergencies, which details the need for blood supply…

Poppy Wins at the Socially Relevant Film Festival

Charming local drama Poppy has been awarded Best Narrative Feature at the Socially Relevant Film Festival in New York. DEGANZ member Jonno Woodford-Robinson edited the feature and worked with Amanda Mulderry (DEGANZ), who was first assistant…

Director’s Toolkit for Emerging Pasifika Directors

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Dive into the process, craft and career of a director. PISA and DEGANZ welcome new and emerging Pacific Islands directors to apply for this two-day practical guide, taught by director Chris Dudman. Chris will explore the directing process…

ScreenSafe – Screen Industry Guidance – Easing of Restrictions 

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Friday 1st April 2022 The following changes were announced by the Prime Minister on 23rd March 2022. The Omicron outbreak has now peaked, or is about to peak, in most of the country. This, combined with high vaccination rates and reduced…

Join us for Editing the Facts in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

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Factual content makes up a great deal of Aotearoa New Zealand’s Screen Industry — stories framed by real people, places, and events. What does it take for an editor to work on anything from a large scale factual series to a one off documentary? Join…

Kirsty Hamilton Set to Direct Short Film Save Me

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Kirsty Hamilton, an alumna of the DEGANZ Women Filmmakers Incubator, is set to direct short film Save Me.  Written by Suzanne Adamson, the short film follows a mother-daughter dynamic; when a teenage girl is blamed for her brother’s death…

Seven Directors Selected for the Incubator 2022

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Today, the Directors and Editors Guild of Aotearoa New Zealand is thrilled to announce the seven female directors selected for the Emerging Women Filmmakers Incubator 2022. They are Mary-Lyn Chambers, Mīria George, Jolin Lee, Magnolia Lowe,…
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It’s a Crazy Time

I’ve been around on this planet for quite a while now and I’ve never experienced a crazier time. Uncertainty seems to be the biggest challenge, at a personal, work and global level, whether it’s war, climate change, the future of the…

Curtis Vowell Directs British Comedy Seize Them!

DEGANZ member Curtis Vowell is currently directing Seize Them!, a British comedy financed by Entertainment Film Distributors, which will handle the UK and Ireland release. According to Collider, the movie has begun principal photography in London…

Short Film MUNKIE Premieres on Short of the Week

Crime thriller short, MUNKIE, is having its online premiere at Short of the Week on March 25. Directed and edited by DEGANZ board member Steven Chow, MUNKIE follows a daughter's violent plan of revenge against her overbearing parents as it spins…

Loading Docs 2022 Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for Members’ Films

Loading Docs 2022 has announced the eight projects selected to take part in their ninth season titled Powers of Emotion. Our members are among the different teams selected, and are now looking to secure funding. Director Sophie Black will…

High Tide Don’t Hide Now Streaming

Co-directed by DEGANZ member Niva Kay, Emily McDowell, Nia Phipps and Phil Stebbing, High Tide Don't Hide is now available on TVNZ OnDemand. Documenting the 2019 School Strike for Climate movement, the feature documentary follows a group…

Vivie Needs Boosting

There are just 7 days left to donate to the Boosted crowdfunding campaign for Vivie, a heart-warming tale about a woman and her relationship with her body. DEGANZ member Hweiling Ow is the short film's writer and director and is joined by producers…

Nude Tuesday Drops Trailer 

After months of waiting, the trailer for Nude Tuesday has dropped this week, capturing the unique comedy’s entirely made-up language and eccentric characters. Written by DEGANZ member Jackie van Beek and directed by member Armağan Ballantyne,…

Join us for Young Creators: Get Off the Ground

, ,
Ready, set, go… Now what? Navigating the TV and film industry can be a confusing and challenging process; who can you trust? What are your options? But you’re not alone. Join us for a Q&A panel with established filmmakers as they…

Poetry Meets Film in Two Magnetic Shorts

,
Documentary shorts Ultimately Lacks Polish and Nathan Joe: Homecoming Poems have premiered on the streaming platform Vidzing. Commissioned by the Going West Writers Festival, both documentaries focus on poets who take a radical approach to performance.…
A child actor standing in a kitchen with three crew members watching.

How to Direct Child Actors

, ,
How do you work with children to get great performances? This May, the Directors and Editors Guild of Aotearoa New Zealand is offering training on directing children with sought-after acting coach Miranda Harcourt. Directors can apply for the…

Editor Jochen FitzHerbert: How I Got Started in the Industry

, ,
I should preface by saying that I never planned to be working in the film and television industry. The honest truth is that when I finished school and decided to go to university, Film and Television papers seemed like a fun choice in amongst…

Perry Bradley Among Finalists at 2022 AWARD Awards

Film Construction’s Perry Bradley (DEGANZ) has been nominated for the Best Direction category at Australia’s 43rd AWARD Awards. The nomination is for his work on NZ Blood campaign Unseen Emergencies, which details the need for blood supply…

Poppy Wins at the Socially Relevant Film Festival

Charming local drama Poppy has been awarded Best Narrative Feature at the Socially Relevant Film Festival in New York. DEGANZ member Jonno Woodford-Robinson edited the feature and worked with Amanda Mulderry (DEGANZ), who was first assistant…

Director’s Toolkit for Emerging Pasifika Directors

, ,
Dive into the process, craft and career of a director. PISA and DEGANZ welcome new and emerging Pacific Islands directors to apply for this two-day practical guide, taught by director Chris Dudman. Chris will explore the directing process…

ScreenSafe – Screen Industry Guidance – Easing of Restrictions 

,
Friday 1st April 2022 The following changes were announced by the Prime Minister on 23rd March 2022. The Omicron outbreak has now peaked, or is about to peak, in most of the country. This, combined with high vaccination rates and reduced…

Join us for Editing the Facts in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

,
Factual content makes up a great deal of Aotearoa New Zealand’s Screen Industry — stories framed by real people, places, and events. What does it take for an editor to work on anything from a large scale factual series to a one off documentary? Join…

Kirsty Hamilton Set to Direct Short Film Save Me

,
Kirsty Hamilton, an alumna of the DEGANZ Women Filmmakers Incubator, is set to direct short film Save Me.  Written by Suzanne Adamson, the short film follows a mother-daughter dynamic; when a teenage girl is blamed for her brother’s death…

Seven Directors Selected for the Incubator 2022

, ,
Today, the Directors and Editors Guild of Aotearoa New Zealand is thrilled to announce the seven female directors selected for the Emerging Women Filmmakers Incubator 2022. They are Mary-Lyn Chambers, Mīria George, Jolin Lee, Magnolia Lowe,…
View from the Top banner

It’s a Crazy Time

I’ve been around on this planet for quite a while now and I’ve never experienced a crazier time. Uncertainty seems to be the biggest challenge, at a personal, work and global level, whether it’s war, climate change, the future of the…

Curtis Vowell Directs British Comedy Seize Them!

DEGANZ member Curtis Vowell is currently directing Seize Them!, a British comedy financed by Entertainment Film Distributors, which will handle the UK and Ireland release. According to Collider, the movie has begun principal photography in London…

Short Film MUNKIE Premieres on Short of the Week

Crime thriller short, MUNKIE, is having its online premiere at Short of the Week on March 25. Directed and edited by DEGANZ board member Steven Chow, MUNKIE follows a daughter's violent plan of revenge against her overbearing parents as it spins…