A Rotorua Trust grant of $70,000 has allowed the Bay of Plenty
Film Trust to offer rare hands-on experience in senior roles for
locals aspiring to a career in the screen industry.
The traineeship programme, delivered on the set of a 6-part
drama series, offered invaluable experience in roles including
director, costume designer, art director and script supervisor,
increasing the capability and capacity of locals in the profession.
“Being able to offer this level of mentorship andAnton Steel, Board Member
experience on a major drama production has been
invaluable for locals, many of whom have gone on to work
on other major productions. Investing in the upskilling of
our locals also makes Bay of Plenty a more viable option
for future productions which benefits the whole region.”