Archive for March, 2009

March 29, 2009  |  No comments

Next Year In Jerusalem

Yesterday I attended the first public showing of a doco I've been working on for the last five years, editing and producing. It's the story of a play about NZ poet James K Baxter, and the group of people who...

March 27, 2009  |  No comments

City of My Youth

Ahh, Dunedin... it's not the city of my youth actually, but that's a James K Baxter poem and I couldn't...

March 25, 2009  |  No comments

Bread on the Waters

Yesterday I did one of those very difficult tasks - trawling my networks for potential investors. Like most people, I...

March 24, 2009  |  No comments

More on Adaptation

Been away in Nelson for a few days - back into it today.Let's talk about adaptation. The funniest and most...

March 19, 2009  |  No comments

Script Lock

Yesterday I sent out the scene numbered and locked script for preparing budgets and schedules. There's still a bit of...

March 17, 2009  |  No comments

Finance

The most difficult part of getting a feature film up is of course raising the finance. Making a movie is,...

March 16, 2009  |  No comments

Networks

A great time up in Auckland over the last few days, making steady progress. I met with several people, and...

March 11, 2009  |  No comments

Bleeding Words

Well, the draft of the final draft is drafted! One of the requirements was to lose about 8 pages of...

March 9, 2009  |  No comments

Back in the Engine Room

Chasing a self-imposed deadline to get the final draft of the script ready for locking so that budgets and schedules...

March 7, 2009  |  No comments

Moneychangers & Merchants

Yesterday I attended a NZ Film Commission sponsored seminar in Auckland, entitled 'Wowing the Buyers'. It featured several international acquisitions...