South Seas News

  • Chrysalis at Cannes

    “Chrysalis” plays at Cannes Film Festival

    Swedish film director Henrietta Eskelin has created a poetic and visually evocative short film that has been selected for showing at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. The film is focused on Norah a sensitive, lonely illustrator who becomes disturbingly obsessive about an intense relationship she develops with a beautiful butterfly. Although Norah lives a peaceful […]

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    THINKER movie selected for the London IFF 2016

    “So far THINKER has also made Official Selection to 14 international film festivals, as well as placing 2nd in the Lilliputian Film Festival in Missouri and 3rd in the Armageddon International Film Festival. It has already been played in places such as; London, Brisbane, Moscow, Rhode Island, Nazareth, Nottingham, A Californian festival that took place […]

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    Post Production Myths – True or False?

    Post Production has changed a lot in the last few years. We wanted to check whether some of the widely held beliefs about it still hold true – or if they ever did. South Seas graduates Senior Colourist James Gardner and Online Editor James Brookes (Department of Post) agreed to help.

  • Housebound

    Housebound 2014 Directed by Gerard Johnstone

    The remarkable success of Kiwi comic horror film ‘Housebound’ which had its world premiere at the South by Southwest film festival in the USA on March 11, 2014 was also the launching pad for successful South Seas 2000 directing graduate Gerard Johnstone.

  • David Schurmann, Tony from Heletranz & Blair Monk

    David Schurmann Returns to NZ Filming for ‘Little Secrets’

    David Schurmann graduated from the South Seas Film and Television production course in 1993. After completing the course David went back on board his parent’s yacht and started shooting their amazing adventures while the family sailed back to Brazil.

  • Julia Parnell

    Julia Parnell Features on ScreenTalk

    South Seas Film & Television School graduate Julia Parnell runs her own production company, Notable Pictures, and is the award-winning producer of Wayne Anderson: Singer of Songs, The Exponents and The Dragon Story.

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    Shortcuts 2014 – Behind the Scenes

    Watch the three parts that make this Shortcuts Behind the Scenes videos where the 2014 students showcase their passion behind the camera.