Kiwi film and video makers doing it for themselves

by Peter D. Marshall

Press Release.

A magazine created specifically for New Zealand’s indie and emerging film and video making talent has relaunched to highlight kiwis behind the camera.

Viewfinder magazine for filmmakers and video creators relaunched this month to highlight indie filmmakers and the various initiatives they have underway in New Zealand.

While indie filmmakers and video creators are making the usual short and feature films, there’s been an increase in episodic series for the web and online shows.

“New Zealanders are an innovative lot, and now we’re seeing this in digital films and web TV,” says Viewfinder editor and publisher Fiona Powell. “Instead of waiting for funding and getting broadcast through traditional channels they’re taking to the internet.

For example the guys at Smack Torque have created a new online show dedicated to New Zealand Stockcars; and three young women waiting for acting roles started the popular web series Flat3. Both projects are self-funded.”

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