Box Office Hit Director to tutor early career regional screen directors

Pictured: Kriv Stenders

Pictured: Kriv Stenders

Kriv Stenders (Danger Close, Red Dog), one of Australia’s most renowned and critically acclaimed Screen Directors will be a guest tutor at Screenworks Directing Intensive in Byron Bay on 24th and 25th August 2019. Along with a leading Australian Documentary Directory who is yet to be announced, the two Directors will advise selected early career regional screen directors on technique, skills and project development for drama and documentary film and television.

Applications are now open for early career screen directors living in regional NSW, regional Queensland and Western Australia to apply for Screenworks Directing Intensive.  This two-day program is delivered in partnership with the Australian Directors’ Guild (ADG), Linnaeus Estate Education Fund and with support from Create NSW, as well as support for individual participants from Screen Queensland and Screenwest. The deadline for applications is 22nd July 2019.

Twelve early career screen directors will be selected to develop their skills under the tutelage of two of Australia’s most respected screen directors. The guest tutors will address creative process and techniques for directing documentary and drama for film and television. This is a supportive environment where the participants can develop their skills and test ideas under the guidance of highly experienced industry professionals

“We are looking forward to connecting Kriv Stenders with our 2019 participants,” explained Screenworks CEO, Ken Crouch.  “His talent is legendary; with the success of his feature film Red Dog putting him the top10 all time box office hits for Australian feature films and the release of his highly anticipated new feature Danger Close: The Battle for Long Tan we believe he will bring extraordinary advice to the twelve regional screen directors.  We are very grateful to the ADG for sourcing him for this workshop.”

 To be eligible for Screenworks Directing Intensive, applicants must demonstrate some experience directing content for screen and must be living in regional NSW, regional Queensland or Western Australia (preference will be given to regional Western Australian applicants).

Sara Johnston