Tropfest NZ Roughcut Symposium 2013 Full Schedule

SATURDAY 26th JANUARY 2013, TSB Showplace, 92 – 100 Devon St West, New Plymouth


9.15am Registration/networking

10am-10:30am Pōwhiri

10:30am – 10.55am Presenter 1 – John Polson

John will discuss his journey as a filmmaker and how it lead to the development of Tropfest as a national and international event.

11am – 12:40pm Presenter 2 – Writer/director Michael Bennett

Script to Screen presents a 90 minute workshop with Michael Bennett on the essential elements of storytelling, remaining true to the core of your idea and how to keep your audience engaged.

12:30pm -1pm Lunch break

1pm – 1.25pm Presenter 3 – Writer/director Katie Wolfe

Katie will discuss the methodology of creating powerful imagery in a film and how she has achieved this in her three films This Is Her, Redemption and Kawa.

1:30pm – 2.25pm Presenter 4 – Producer John Barnett

John’s presentation will focus on ‘being the driving force’. He will take producers through ownership of their projects; how to make money from films; what films work and what don’t; what you need to do to make a career from producing; and why the producer has to be the key to any project.

2:30 – 3:30pm Panel discussion: What Makes a Great Film Story?

Script to Screen presents a panel discussion with the presenters from the day followed by an audience Q&A. Tropfest Director John Polson, producer John Barnett and writer/director Katie Wolfe talk to writer/director Michael Bennett about talk about what they believe are the defining elements of a cinematic story.

3:35pm Wind up