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Dream job follows screen internship

A young filmmaker found her dream job thanks to an internship at Screen Wellington – an initiative to address a local skills-gap.

Bonnie Philp worked for six months in the internship for aspiring location and production managers before joining the production team at Wellington’s Pukeko Pictures.

The internship gave her insight into the business side of making film and television productions. She facilitated film permitting on behalf of the region’s councils and took part in pre-filming location visits for production companies considering filming in the region.

“I loved it, everything I learned has benefited me,” says Bonnie, who has since completed her first international line production project. “I couldn’t be happier, this is my dream job.”

Bonnie says location and production managers are vital as they are usually the first point of contact for large international productions enquiring about filming.

She has high praise for the internship which was developed by Screen Wellington and the New Zealand Film and Television School, in association with Wellington City Council.

“I’ve gained so much confidence. The internship pushed me past my student days. It’s fast-tracked what would have been years spent on my own gaining industry experience and valuable contacts.”

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