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Make a Film (11+ Years)

Write a story, then shoot and edit your short film. You can experience the collaborative environment of the filmmaking process, whether your role is in front or behind the camera!

Teenagers using camera
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    9:00am - 3:00pm
Myles Thomas

Ever wanted to make your own films? Now you can with this fun, creative and hands-on 5-day programme that teaches the basics of filmmaking.

Put your creative mind to work by screenwriting, directing, acting, editing and sound recording. You will not be limited to only one role, and you will be guided every step of the way by industry professionals. Learning the 'language' of film is an important part of this programme, as is being creative with limited resources. It will be rewarding and lots of fun. At the end of the week you will have a film of your own creation that you can share with pride.

Plus, your films will be screened on the last day of the holiday programme to an invited audience. Get your family and friends to come along!

You will also be able to watch your film/s at home via a link that will be emailed the following week.

What better way to spend the holidays than being a film-maker?

Teaching artist

Teaching artist

Myles Thomas, TAPAC

Myles Thomas

Myles is an experienced television producer, director and editor who has worked on some of New Zealand’s highest rating series and documentaries (including Masterchef, Dream Home, Sensing Murder, Highway Patrol, Raid Response, Whānau Bakeoff and Marae Kai Masters.) He is currently the producer of Local Focus, an award-winning video news service and Founder and Director of Better Public Media Trust (formerly the Coalition for Better Broadcasting), a charitable trust dedicated to supporting public service broadcasting and media in New Zealand. Myles has trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA).