The Screen Directors Guild of New Zealand invites you to an evening with Director / Writer and Guild member Jonathan King. Dan Salmon will speak with him on his work and the process of filmmaking. Jonathan’s Feature Film Black Sheep is set on a vast New Zealand sheep station, where a reckless genetic engineering experiment goes horribly wrong, turning sheep into bloodthirsty killers. Join us for a glass of wine and great conversation.
JONATHAN grew up on Auckland’s North Shore, where he shot his first Super 8 film, featuring a papier mache alien lurking in the school corridors.
An early career as an editor and art director in magazines, in particular the New Zealand music bible “Rip It Up”, lead to him making more than one hundred music videos, which he tributes as his own version of film school. He has twice won Best Director at the New Zealand Music Video Awards.
Directing television commercials followed, while King wrote and directed two Creative New Zealand-funded short films. In 2002 he made STILL, which was selected to screen in the NZ International Film Festival. The following year was CHOGAR, a comedy-horror, which plays with a similar tone to the feature film he had already begun writing, and which has become BLACK SHEEP.
As well as writing and directing his own debut feature, Jonathan has co-written the feature THE TATTOOIST, which is currently in post production.
ABOUT THE EVENING:
The conversation will be accompanied by selected highlights from Black Sheep and some images from The Making Of the Film. You will then have the unique opportunity to pose questions on his work.
Monday 28th MAY 2007
169 Broadway Newmarket
ENTRY COSTS (Pay at door)
$10: SDGNZ members and Nga Aho Whakaari Members
$15: Other guilds and industry organisations