Featured on shortoftheweek recently, Steven Chow's 'Munkie' is a confronting, thrilling short, reminiscent of 'The Talented Mr. Ripley' in its ability to allow space for audiences to empathise with immorality. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3fWv7Pqa5E We've been keeping quiet for a while here at Smithstreet - but with good reason! With the post-lockdown recovery of the Creative sector, we've … Continue reading THE LATEST: ‘MUNKIE’
2021 has been a hard year for musicians, between lockdowns and cancelled gigs - but one thing is clear: the kiwi music scene remains as strong as ever.
Filmmakers are calling for a ban on having guns on set after the Cinematographer of Rust, Halyna Hutchins, was tragically shot and killed during a misfire while shooting. Director Joel Souza was also seriously injured. Inquiry over the following days has uncovered that concerns over safety were raised multiple times prior to the tragedy, including … Continue reading Calls for Action After Loss of Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the Set of Rust
CALLING ALL KIWIS… The Aotearoa live music, entertainment and concert sector needs your help! With the current COVID-19 Delta outbreak our much-loved traditional summer of music, entertainment and festivals is in danger, and we are urging music fans and those who love going to any form of gigs to go get vaccinated now so we … Continue reading #VAXFORLIVE Encourages Kiwis to Get Vaccinated So we Can Get Back to What We Love
With the new iPhone 13 Pro, filmmakers finally get access to a real recording format without the drawbacks of H.265 in camera. Today, Apple rolled out a new iPhone, the iPhone 13 Pro, that has a feature we've been waiting for for a long time: better recording formats for video. Right now, even if you … Continue reading The iPhone 13 Is Here with Internal ProRes in Your Phone
Girls Rock! Aotearoa has been helping young women, transgender, intersex, and gender diverse youth form bands, build instrument skills, and write original songs since 2018. We are proud to announce that our Tāmaki Makaurau programme is back for 2022 with a new name: To The Front Tāmaki Makaurau.
Aotearoa / New Zealand is a hub for creative talent, and representation is important. We asked the Smithstreet team about some of their favourite local queer talent - read about them here: PICKLE DARLING Ōtautahi / Christchurch musician Lukas “Pickle Darling” Mayo is making waves with their unique sound. Their latest album release, Cosmonaut, is … Continue reading PRIDE MONTH: 10 Local LGBTQ+ Artists You Should Follow
This weekend marks the annual 48 Hours Furious Filmmaking Challenge for its 18th year. Teams from all around the country are preparing for the madness of writing, shooting, and editing a short film in just one action-packed weekend. However, the snap announcement from Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern that Auckland would spend seven days at Level … Continue reading VISTAFOUNDATION 48 HOURS 2021: AN UPDATE
Life in a world dealing with COVID-19 is difficult, no doubt, and it looks like we have to adapt to a new normal. While some are enjoying being back to work and getting into routines, many creatives are struggling to sum up the motivation in what seems to be a write-off year. We chatted to … Continue reading LIFE AFTER LOCKDOWN: How to Stay Motivated in a New World
Safety on set is paramount, and in the age of COVID-19 there are many challenges filmmakers are facing. We have compiled a handy list of Screensafe NZ's resources for easy access - below is a list of services, suppliers, apps, forms, and posters to provide guidance for safe practice on set. SERVICES / SUPPLIERS / … Continue reading Screensafe Provides Filmmakers with COVID-19 Safety Resources