A unique chance for up to 40 NZ Equity members to spend a day with director, Garth Davis (Mary Magdalene and Lion).
The day will include a seminar style discussion with Q and A (with a showcasing of selected scenes from Garth’s latest film Mary Magdalene) plus an opportunity to workshop scenes under Garth’s direction. Garth has a unique approach to working with actors so this is a great opportunity to workshop scenes in a relaxed environment. Miranda Harcourt will join Garth for the day.
Please note that due to time constraints not all attendees will be able to workshop scenes. Actors willing to be workshop participants will be chosen on the day and scripts will be distributed on the day.
Bio of host:
Garth Davis was the co-director of the first series of the acclaimed Top Of The Lake with Jane Campion (The Piano) for See-Saw Films and starring Elisabeth Moss, Peter Mullan, David Wenham and Holly Hunter, for which he received Emmy and BAFTA nominations. He followed with six-time Academy Award® nominated Lion, winner of two BAFTA Awards, starring Dev Patel, Academy Award®- winner Nicole Kidman and Academy Award®-nominee Rooney Mara, also produced by See-Saw Films.
Garth is internationally renowned for some of the most memorable and awarded commercials. His recent work has won gold at the London International Award show, the prized Gold Lion at Cannes, and in 2010 he received a finalist nomination from the DGA (Directors Guild of America) for best commercials director. Originally a fine artist and designer, Garth has explored all forms of filmmaking. His dramatic work has included the festival hit documentary Pins, the Dendy Award winning short film Alice, and the highly acclaimed TV series Love My Way.
The Equity Foundation thanks Rialto Cinemas, Garth Davis, Transmission Films and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade for their support of this event.