South Seas News

  • Riding the South Seas to success

    14 February 2019 — Two recent graduates from the South Seas Film and Television School have been making waves at film festivals around the world.  South Seas is a premier training ground for aspiring film makers and television producers, and operates out of Auckland. Phoebe Driver and Alyssa Bhikha graduated with Diplomas of Screen Production late last […]

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    Arm yourself for Armageddon

    Yoobee School of Design, Animation College, AMES IT and South Seas Film & Television School are on their way to Armageddon. As New Zealand’s largest pop culture, gaming and entertainment event, our colleges are part of the action! Taking place this Labour weekend from Friday 19 October to Monday 22 October, our stand is Number 113 […]

  • First Year Fees Free!

    New Zealand students will be able to chase their dreams fees-free from January 2018 thanks to the New Zealand Government’s new tertiary education policy. South Seas is eligible to offer the first year of tertiary study to New Zealand students free of charge. This is the first step in the government’s stated intent to extend […]

  • South Seas Film & TV reaches 25 year milestone

    South Seas Film & TV School is a leading Film, Television, Screen Acting, Animation and Photography training institution set in a former Auckland TV studio. With a great reputation for excellence, South Seas provides students with vocational skills for entry into an ever-changing industry – a testament to the staff and leadership of the college. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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.