Interview with HollyShorts winner, Mitsuyo Miyazaki
14 Nov 2013
We had an opportunity to interview HollyShorts 2013 Best Film Winner, Mitsuyo Miyazaki. Find out how she cast her short film Tsuyako, what elements she thinks helps a short film get noticed and heaps more.
Read the interview
Special Screening and Q&A with Oscar Accredited Filmmakers
8 Nov 2013
StarNow, in association with the New Zealand Film Commission, will be hosting a special screening of the Oscar accredited short films, Tsuyako and Ellen is Leaving. Tsuyako has screened at over 70 film festivals worldwide, winning 42 awards including Best Film at the 2013 HollyShorts Film Festival, while Ellen is Leaving recently won Best Narrative Short at the 2013 South by Southwest Film Festival.
The screening on Wednesday 20 November at the Film Archive will also include a Q&A with Tsuyako director Mitsuyo Miyazaki and producer Jacob Halajian all the way from the US and Ellen is Leaving director Michelle Saville.
Book your tickets here.
About the Filmmakers
Mitsuyo Miyazaki is a writer-director, whose directorial debut short film Tsuyako has screened at over 70 film festivals worldwide, winning 42 awards and 2 nominations including DGA Award for the Best Female Student Filmmaker, Best International Short Film at 2 Academy Award qualified festivals, Future Filmmaker's Award and Audience Award at Palm Springs International Short Fest, and Best Film at the 2013 HollyShorts Film Festival. Her most recent Live Action/Animated short film A Better Tomorrow was produced by The Weinstein Company and sponsored by Lexus, premiered at the 2013 Festival de Cannes.
Michelle Saville is a New Zealand director whose most recent short Ellen Is Leaving was a finalist in the 'New Zealand's Best' Short Film Programme at the 2012 New Zealand International Film Festival and went on to screen In-Competition at the Chicago International Film Festival. It also received the Best Narrative Short award at the 2013 South by Southwest Film Festival.
The winners of Show Me Shorts 2013 have been announced
7 Nov 2013
Show Me Shorts is New Zealand’s annual national film festival, showcasing the best new short films from Aotearoa and around the world. Each year, from hundreds of entries, the 40 best films are selected to play in the festival and contend for awards, including the StarNow Best Actor Award. We're excited that this year's winners have just been announced! The winners are...
StarNow Best Actor Award: Andy Anderson for 'Honk If You're Horny'
Rush Munro’s Best Film: Matt Heath, Anna Geddes, Cass Donaldson and Joe Lonie for 'Honk If You’re Horny'
Panavision Best Cinematographer: John Chrisstoffels for 'Here Be Monsters'
Script to Screen & NZ Writers Guild Best Screenplay: Nic Gorman for 'Here Be Monsters'
SDGNZ Best Director: Joe Lonie for 'Honk If You're Horny'
SDGNZ Best Editor: Thomas Gleeson for 'Home'
RPM Pictures Best Colourist:Jon Newell, Chris Rudkin and Erin Woolhouse for 'Here Be Monsters'
Mexicali Fresh Best Student Film Award: Walter Lawry for 'Blind Mice'
NZFC Special Jury Prize: Thomas Gleeson for 'Home'
Best International Film: Michael Rittmannsberger and Simon Baumgartner for 'Abgestempelt'
Congratulations, guys - we love your work!
Size does matter…
5 Nov 2013
… Especially when it comes to screen size! That’s why we’ve revamped StarNow to fit perfectly on any screen, whether you’re on a desktop computer, tablet, or smartphone.
It looks good from every angle - and that includes your profile!
Check out the changes
Top October Castings
4 Nov 2013
There have been some exciting projects cast on StarNow in October and here’s a glimpse of just a few of them.
The Lighthouse: Feature film produced by Glasshouse Productions. The film is based around a century old decaying lighthouse standing alone on the edge of the coast. A deadly presence prowls this beautiful location and has done for 100 years. When a group of young friends plan a weekend away to scatter the ashes of a deceased friend, they come across the beautiful, secluded Lighthouse during their journey.
No7 Make-Up: No7 have been looking for woman with great skin and lovely personalities.
Top Dog: From the writer of “Green Street”, feature film “Top Dog” is a UK crime epic directed by Martin Kemp and starring Leo Gregory.
Qantas TVC: Casting for a variety of sophisticated talent for lead and supporting roles in new Qantas TVC.
Elite Model Search: Elite Modelling Agency stems from a heritage of 30 years in the modelling industry and has been offering StarNow members the opportunity to submit themselves for consideration for representation at the highest level.
Plus some of your favourite Reality TV shows like Britain’s Got Talent, The X Factor, America's Got Talent and Made in Chelsea.