CineZoo presents Jason and Matt Stutter

15 Nov 2010

What on Earth is CineZoo?

CineZoo is a monthly event in which filmmakers meet with other filmmakers to be inspired. CineZoo hosts professional filmmakers who are out there doing what they do best, and puts them together with those who want to learn more about the filmmaking process. CineZoo provides a forum for filmmakers to learn, be inspired and supported. It is also a showcase of the latest talent, gadgets and happenings within the Wellington film community. Beyond the event itself is a website, blog and forum in which filmmakers can continue to share and discuss all things film! CineZoo aims to be the future of Wellington's film community.

Our First Event

We are proud to be hosting Matt and Jason Stutter on the 22nd of November at the Paramount Theatre in Wellington city. The two brothers have been making films for years, Jason directing and Matt based primarily in sound engineering. Jason has just recently released his feature film, Predicament starring internationally acclaimed comedian Jemaine Clement. Jason is also known for his successful shorts such as "Be Careful With That Axe". This CineZoo event will cut past all the bs that filmmaking often has caught up with it and get to the heart of just getting out there and making films. This is going to be a great 1st event for CineZoo, and will kick off the future of Wellington's film community meet ups. Be in at the start of something great, and join us on the 22nd of November!

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November 22nd
Paramount Theatre
Show Starts 8.30PM

Entry fee $5

Made In Melbourne Film Festival Finalists Announced

10 Nov 2010

All the finalists for the Made In Melbourne Film Festival are now set and the line-up is a treat – multi-award winners and premieres; action, drama, animation; familiar faces and a new generation all with one thing in common … all local, all Melbourne.

Full program available here:

MIM is a two-day event. The first night will be under the stars at Federation Square where some of the best short films Melbourne has to offer will compete to win fantastic prizes and accolades. All decided by the audience.

Wednesday December 1st
Federation Square
Main Stage and Screen
Films Begin 8pm

The second night will be by the bar at Loop and will feature a diverse range of selected short films, Q & A with filmmakers, and bonus prizes for Best Film of the Nite.

Thursday December 2nd
Loop Bar
23 Meyers Place, Melbourne
Films Begin 7:30pm

The Festival is proud to support SecondBite, a charity the sources nutritious food for the homeless and disadvantaged and each week deliver fresh produce to over 105 food relief agencies throughout Victoria. No tickets are sold at the event but we encourage donations. It is all for a wonderful cause.

Further information can be found on the festival website.

StarNow are proud to sponsor MIM!

Suzanne Lynch and Brian Jones are sharing their performance secrets!

10 Nov 2010

The Glee Club Vocal and Movement Summer School will take place from the 20th to the 22nd of December in Auckland NZ.

9.30 - 12.00pm: 9-14 year olds
2.00 - 4.30pm: 14+ yr olds

Fees: $180 for three day workshop at the Candy Lane Dance Studios, 44 Mt Eden Road, Mt Eden

Suzanne Lynch
New Zealand Idol Vocal Coach
Stars in Their Eyes Vocal Coach
International Teacher and Performer

Brian Jones
Dancing with the Stars Professional
DANZ Guest Presenter and Resource Developer
The University of Auckland Tutor

Enrolments and enquiries to or

StarNow sponsor West Side Shorts in Melbourne

5 Sep 2010

West Side Shorts hosts special screening of 'The Ninja - The Prelude'

Six short films in a warm atmosphere. Drinks and dinner are available.

It's also a chance to mingle with the filmmakers before and after the event. Close to thirteen short films and one feature have been made through the networking at this event which has been running for two and a half years now.

Highlights this time around include 'The Ninja- The Prelude' which is the prequel to the multi-million dollar feature film which will be shot in Geelong.
Animated short 'Awakening' from David Gould who is at present helping out with the latest Planet of the Apes reboot in Canada. Michael Zeitz will also be traveling all the way from South Australia to introduce his short black comedy Killjoy. Documentary 'Always the Godfather' will open up our eyes to the tribulations of a lesbian couple keen to have their own child and the lengths their surrogate godfather will go to help them achieve this.

Please don't be late as the last film will go for twenty five minutes and we want to start on time.

When: Tuesday 14th September at 8.30pm sharp
Where: 161 Nelson Place, Williamstown at the Customs House Hotel, Melbourne, Australia
Cost: $5

A bottle of wine provided by StarNow will be given away on the night to one audience member. This is a great chance to network with filmmakers and we encourage all StarNow members to head along on the 14th.

Claire Fearon wins Best Performance Award for her role in 'Tree of Hurt'

21 Jul 2010

We recently checked out the student films at the 12th Sydney Film School Festival and Cameron presented the Outstanding Performance Award which StarNow sponsors.

The award goes to both an actor and the director who worked together to create an outstanding performance. Sydney Film School Tutors judged the award and the winners were: Claire Fearon for her amazing performance in 'Tree of Hurt' and Karan Shrestha who did a fantastic job directing Claire. Both Claire and Karan receive $500 from StarNow.

There were a lot of amazing short films and documentaries and we were impressed by the quality of them.

You can check out all the winners here.

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