What is the role of the critic and the value of reviews? Come along to hear it from the critic’s perspective
Peter Calder (NZ Herald), Sarah Watt (Sunday Star Times), Chris Philpott (On The Box – Stuff.co.nz) and Helene Wong (The Listener) talk to screenwriter Gavin Strawhan (This is Not My Life, Nothing Trivial) about the critic’s place in screen culture, from the part reviews play in sales to the question of whether or not they have a duty of care with local material.
Drinks 7pm, 7.30 start, Tuesday 27th March, The Classic, 321 Queen Street, Auckland, $5 koha appreciated, stay afterwards for a slice of pizza on us and a drink.
There’s no doubt about it. Escalator funded horror-comedy Housebound is a remarkable accomplishment. At its SXSW festival debut earlier this year, the... Read more
March 31, 2015, AUCKLAND
Join us to hear Matthew Metcalfe (GFC Fightertown), Richard Fletcher (Libertine Pictures) and Victoria Spackman (Gibson Group) discuss the challenges and opportunities of New Zealand's Business Development Scheme... Read more
June 16, 2015
Filmmakers Briar Grace-Smith, Michael Goldenberg and Dana Rotberg will return to mentor at this year’s Writers’ Lab Aotearoa, bringing with... Read more
July 29, 2014
With so many elements to juggle to get a film to shine, it's a feat when a low-budget first feature gels. Escalator funded horror-comedy Housebound has been hailed as a remarkable accomplishment by US reviewers after its SXSW festival debut earlier this year, where it was praised for freshness of voice, strong performances, carefully handled script, and the perfect dose of NZ's dry humour.... Read more