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Women Directors (NZ)

Collection by Marian Evans

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New Zealand has many gifted women film directors but they are underrepresented in the feature films we produce. I interview most of those who make features, on Wellywood Woman.

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The amazingly versatile & inspiring Aidee Walker – New Zealand writer, director, actor. And member of The Good Kuntz, the first all-women team to reach the Grand Final of Female Photographers, Film Director, Feature Film, Filmmaking, New Zealand, Studios, Writer, Interview, Good Things

Aidee Walker; & The Good Kuntz at 48Hours

I've wanted to interview Aidee Walker ever since Friday Tigers/ Ngā Taika o Rāmere, which she wrote and directed, won both major prizes in the Ne…

Glazaleh Golbakhsh is a writer, director and producer of documentaries and fictional films, a member of the Waking Dream Collective and an Iranian New Zealander. Dream Collective, Female Photographers, Film Director, Iranian, Feature Film, Filmmaking, Cameras, Documentaries, Writer

Ghazaleh Golbakhsh; & The Waking Dream Collective

It's been thrilling to observe some new trends among New Zealand women who write and direct film. Over the last few years, more of them (us) are…

Linda Niccol, screenwriter and director, on Wellywoodwoman. Female Directors, Screenwriter, Film Director, Feature Film, New Zealand, Interview, Woman, News, Women

Linda Niccol – New Zealand Writer & Director

Linda Niccol, screenwriter and director, on Wellywoodwoman.

Hash Perambalam's Not Like Her is one of six short films in competition at the New Zealand International Film Festival. Short Film Competition, Short Films, International Film Festival, Film Director, Feature Film, Interview, Dance, Woman, Tv

Hash Perambalam and 'Not Like Her'

I’ve emerged (briefly) from researching the 1930s and 1970s. Freshly aware how quickly women writers and artists and their histories are lost. Not o…

Anita Ross, taking her feature script 'Cloud Piercer' to the Stowe Story Labs, the NZ chapter of Film Fatales and Story Lab, Script S, Film Director, Feature Film, Labs, Filmmaking, Writer, Interview, Clouds

Anita Ross, 'Cloud Piercer', & Film Fatales

I 'met' Anita Ross five years ago, through her blog, Ophelia Thinks Hard . This is how she introduces herself there– I'm an actress, a wri…

My essay on NZ screenwriters is at the link, in an open letter to Jemaine Clement, ally to Jemaine Clement, Film Writer, Screenwriters, Myself Essay, Open Letter, Film Director, Writing Tips, Inspire Me, This Book

Dear Jemaine

An actor going to movie premier "attends", an actress "showcases her lithe body" - what I'm saying is: how do I showcase my …

Women who make movies. Dustin Clare, Film Director, Feature Film, Interview, Sunday, Joy, Platforms, Facebook, Women

Michelle Joy Lloyd's 'Sunday'

It's always exciting when a New Zealand woman-directed feature comes out. There's been a big gap between Dana Rotberg's White Lies/Tuaki…

Christina Andreef, a director who has returned to New Zealand to work at the New Zealand Film Commission. She worked for Jane Campion for five years, from Sweetie to The Piano, wrote and directed three prize-winning shorts: Excursion To The Bridge of Frie Win Prizes, Film Director, Feature Film, Cannes, Breeze, Piano, Berlin, Gap, Friendship

Christina Andreef, a director who has returned to New Zealand to work at the New Zealand Film Commission. She worked for Jane Campion for five years, from Sweetie to The Piano, wrote and directed three prize-winning shorts: Excursion To The Bridge of Friendship (In official selection at Sundance & Cannes), The Gap (Sundance & Telluride) and Shooting The Breeze (Sundance & Berlin). Her feature Soft Fruit was her fourth invited to Sundance, screened in Critics’ Week in Cannes.

Native Peoples, Global Films: the Maoriland Film Festival The Lawnmower Man, Film Director, Films, Movies, Feature Film, Short Film, Kiwi, The Locals, Film Festival

Native Peoples, Global Films: the Maoriland Film Festival

In the Maoriland Film Festival program notes, the mihi or welcome dedicated the inaugural festival to the memory of Aunty Borgia, a formidable figure in the local Maori community who appeared onscreen in one of the festival’s most warmly received films, The Lawnmower Men of Kapu. One of 55 short films programmed alongside nine features, […]

Maori filmmaker Ramai Hayward dies at 98 Film Director, Film Industry, Feature Film, Filmmaking, Women, Maori, Cinema, Woman

Maori filmmaker Ramai Hayward dies at 98

New Zealand's film industry is paying tribute to a screen star and filmmaker that few Kiwis nowadays would know about.

Five short films from the K'Road series, all written and directed by women. And a bonus, the first episode of New Zealand's first (Holiday viewing! Short Films, Web Series, Film Director, Feature Film, Lesbian, Shit Happens, Holiday, Women, Vacations

K' Road Stories (with a Pot Luck bonus!)

I was excited when I heard about K'Road Stories . I love the road these short films are set in, Karangahape Road in central Auckland, where I onc…

Women who make movies. Film Writer, Kimbap, Film Director, Feature Film, Short Film, Writers, Women, Authors, Writer

Sapna Samant & 'Kimbap'

I feel very proud that a New Zealand film, Kimbap , written and produced by Sapna Samant and directed by Alex Kyo Won Lee, won Best in Show and the A…

Interview: Show Me Shorts directors Lauren Jackson, Short Films, Show Me, Film Director, Feature Film, Interview, Leather Jacket, Group, Shorts

Interview: Show Me Shorts directors

As Show Me Shorts treats New Zealanders to another top-notch selection of short film programming, we asked four directors whose work features this year to share their thoughts on the short film format. Read on to hear from Aidee Walker, Chelsie Preston Crayford, Lauren Jackson and Linda Niccol. In your opinion, what is the appeal […]

Chantal Akerman's death, new research on women's short films, a possible gender policy at Screen Australia, and New Zealand women filmmaker achievements Film Director, Feature Film, Short Film, Filmmaking, Pray, Reflection, Musicals, Interview, Woman

Pause. Reflect. Cherish.

Chantal Akerman's Death I tried to write about why I felt so deeply sad about Chantal Akerman's death, then read a post from poet Ana Božičev…

The Tide Keeper - trailer. “Who knows how to stem the tide except through dreams?” One night an old man dreams a storm into his bed. Short Film Competition, Film Director, Feature Film, First Night, New Zealand, Cinema, Fictional Characters, Trailers, Dreams

Whānau Mārama News: New Zealand's Best 2015 Winners Announced

Congratulations to the winners in the fourth annual __New Zealand’s Best__ Short Film competition.