My Dunedin Itinerary

News & Events

Dunedin Shanghai Screenwriters' Exchange 2019

Shanghai screenwriter Ms Lili Li spent six weeks in Dunedin and Otago from 27 August to 7 October. The purpose of the exchange is to provide writers with the opportunity to research and develop scripts for film and television content. Lili returned to Shanghai with new friendships, understanding of the New Zealand film industry, a head full of ideas and notebooks full of research to develop scripts for potential co-productions between China and New Zealand.

Read a pictorial diary of Ms Lili Li's adventurous time exploring and experiencing the city and region, it's people and places.

Chinese film connection

www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/aim-lure-chinese-film-makers

Winters Blight

Hand made stop animation short film nominated for best animation at NZ International Film Festival. Accepted for Festivals in Europe and North America.

dailyencourager.co.nz/creative-otago-films-flourishing

Trailer

vimeo.com/350457627

Behind the scenes

vimeo.com/276135513

NZ Film Week – Shanghai

Enterprise Dunedin and Shanghai Film Distribution & Screening Association presented a 5-day showcase of film from New Zealand and in particular Otago. The festival was part of  the 25th anniversary of Shanghai becoming a sister city to Dunedin.

Programme

https://www.cnzyot.govt.nz/event-calendar/festival-of-new-zealand-films

Media Coverage in Shanghai

archive.shine.cn/feature/Curtain-up-on-New-Zealand-film-week/shdaily.shtml

www.globaltimes.cn/content/1158749.shtml

Random Act of Kindness

Silent Film by Taieri College students wins Bronze Medal in International Youth Silent Film Festival.

auckland.scoop.co.nz/2019/06/young-kiwi-filmmakers-ontop-of-the-world-following-wins

vimeo.com/295709987

Rod Morris receive New Zealand Order of Merit

www.odt.co.nz/news/national/queens-birthday-honours-2019-southern-recipients

Black Xmas

Blumhouse Productions (USA) spent 18 weeks filming in Dunedin, North Otago and Canterbury for a remake of the cult 1970’s Horror film, Black Xmas.


www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/dunedin-feature-horror-film


www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/film/113653287/cult-classic-black-christmas-to-be-remade-in-dunedin-with-uni-student-extras


www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/film-industry-stretching-bigger-stride


www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/extremely-localised-snow-hits-dunedin?

fbclid=IwAR1Y7p4xKQNsvUwTBoYkxzKbcP06APj8iHfOsEggFde_H17gXY0Hiwbg5bc


www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/horror-flick-explores-sensitive-subjects


www.otago.ac.nz/otagobulletin/news/otago714027.html


www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/black-christmas-filming-wraps

Hot Chocolate

Short film to be shot in Dunedin twice surpasses targets for crowd sourced funding. Showcases crew and talent from Dunedin.

https://www.boosted.org.nz/projects/hot-chocolate

The Chills – NZ Premiere in Dunedin May 1st

An almost full Regent Theatre rolled out the red carpet for locals, Chills fans, screen and music industry people from around the country, for the premiere of The Chills: The Triumph & Tragedy of Martin Phillipps.

Movie Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1wzffiUdYM

Media Coverage of Premiere

https://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/chills-movie-premieres

https://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/chills-return-us-well-received-phillipps-says

https://www.patreon.com/posts/guest-post-by-28557202

International reviews

https://launch.theaureview.com/watch/film/sydney-film-festival-review-the-chills-the-triumph-tragedy-of-martin-phillipps-is-a-love-letter-to-a-brave-post-punk-poet/?fbclid=IwAR0pZQH_XmqEduY9X7tlRBbohhRrZ1VOBD8XKb_oCj7TjmINM93FItffFbw


https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/jun/14/the-chills-review-martin-phillipps-triumph-and-tragedy-told-with-extraordinary-candour?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook&fbclid=IwAR2-vxHyHzjWiPCTy4NsACY6--NzwjepMxTpwZ4ktO-f102jZmACevtGed8

Dunedin made short film ‘Milk’ has a private screening

Filmed over four days in 2018 at Whareakeake (Murdering Beach) with a largely Dunedin crew, Milk tells a story of Garman sailors in 1945 sneaking ashore for some fresh Milk. Milk was supported by Short Film Otago, Queenstown Camera Company and Enterprise Dunedin. Milk will have their North American premiere at the San Jose International Short Film Festival in October 2019.
https://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/dunedin-duo-finish-short-film

Background to Milk and interviews with cast and crew.

www.boosted.org.nz/projects/milk

Interview with Pennie Hunt and Stefan Roesch.

https://mailchi.mp/a83a250dcc18/film-688885

Dunedin Screenwriter David Hay returns from Shanghai Exchange

Recipient of the inaugural Dunedin Shanghai Screenwriters Exchange David Hay talks about his six weeks living, writing and networking in Shanghai. Dunedin will host a screenwriter from Shanghai in first half of 2019. The project is supported by the New Zealand Film Commission, New Zealand Screenwriters Guild and Dunedin City Council.

From RNZ, Arts on Sunday, Sunday 27th January

www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/standing-room-only/audio/2018679939/dunedin-to-shanghai-via-jackie-chan

From Otago Daily Times, Friday 11th January

www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/screenwriter-returns-stint-china

Two New Zealand Films Head to SXSW

The Chills: The Triumph & Tragedy of Martin Phillips will have its world premiere at the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas this March. 2351 films were submitted for the festival, The Chills will be one of around 320 screened during the 9 day festival. The Chills are also confirmed to play at SXSW.

https://www.nzfilm.co.nz/news/two-new-zealand-films-head-sxsw

A documentary is being made all about Dunedin band Six60

‘Film Dunedin is looking forward to working with Notable Pictures on their Six60 documentary. Notable have a great track record with Dunedin projects having Produced and Directed ‘Wilbur King in the Ring’ in 2017 and ‘Martin Phillipps and the Chills’ to be released in 2019.’

https://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/film/109333700/a-documentry-is-being-made-all-about-dunedin-band-six60

Dunedin Shanghai Screen Writers Exchange launched

https://hail.to/toi-oho/publication/ZFWeumy/article/OwOg5HN

‘Wanted 2’ finalist in eight categories at NZTV Awards and winners in Best Editing, Best Contribution to Soundtrack and Best Post Production.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/8turft9rwdamfpw/Media%20Release%20-%20Huawei%20Mate20%20NZ%20Television%20Awards%202018%20finalists%20announcement%20%28Oct%2025%2C%202018%29.docx?dl=0

Crew database

Film Dunedin are collating a database of crew to enable visiting Producers to locate and use local businesses as much as possible. Please contact antony.deaker@dcc.govt.nz to provide contact details, brief description of skills and your industry track record.