Bring any device that can capture and record moving pictures, including smartphones, iPads, and digital cameras.
Make your own movie – from concept, to script, storyboard, shoot and first screening – all in just 75 madcap minutes!
Be brave as Kathryn Bigelow or Bruce Beresford!
Have the can-do attitude of Jane Campion and James Cameron!
Steam ahead like Sofia Coppola and Steven Spielberg!
Make like Penny Marshall and Michael Mann and… Make Your Own Damn Movie!
Beginning with an exploration of visual storytelling, genre and cinematic conventions, we’ll move on to scripting and storyboarding your concept, before shooting your movie, and premiering it! With little more than pens, paper, an iPad, smartphone or digital camera, a little imagination and a lot fun, you’ll write, direct, and shoot your very own mini-movie marvel, gaining hands-on insight into the practicalities behind bringing your story to life on screen. It’s like the 48-Hour Film Challenge… only about 47 hours shorter!
So, whether you’re a wanna-be Taika Waititi, or dream of being Auckland’s answer to David Lynch, this is your chance to make like Sir Peter Jackson, stop dreaming, and actually do it.
Adam Fresco is Producer and Director for Imagine Studios NZ. The founder of DramaTrain.co.nz, Adam teaches acting, directing and writing for stage and screen, and is a regular film reviewer for Flicks.co.nz and the Kick Arts radio show. The former Director of Auckland’s South Seas Film and Television School, Adam was born in London. He worked in professional British Theatre for many years, writing, directing, producing, and training actors, before moving into Television.
For ten years Adam ran the acclaimed ITV Television Workshop, where he wrote, directed, produced, trained and cast actors, establishing world renowned British director Ken Loach as the Workshop’s patron, producing and directing documentaries, short films and TV shows, and assisting in the casting of major TV and movie productions.
Adam wishes to be cremated, but only once he’s dead.
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