All posts by Gina Dellabarca

Pre-production is your best friend

In this Filmmaker Resources feature, Gina addresses the importance of pre-production in creating a successful short film shoot. Learn how to get organised and sort things like permits, cast, crew, and gear before stepping on set and how that can save you trouble down the road.

Nail Your Short Film Script

Writing a great short film script can be daunting challenge for new and established filmmakers alike. In this article, Gina discusses how to go from idea to the first page of your screenplay, how to format it, some practical writing techniques, and where/how to get more feedback.

Connect with your Short Film Community

Developing a network of mentors, colleagues and organisations is a great way to get your short film off the ground, improve your skills, and find the resources you need to make your idea a reality. In this article, we provide links to many great organisations and resources that are active in the New Zealand short film community.

Ten tips for short film makers

Show Me Shorts is always looking for ways to support the talented short film makers that make our festival possible every year. So we’re going to be sharing some resources over the next few months to (we hope!) encourage developing filmmakers. We’re kicking off with a set of rapid-fire top ten tips to help aspiring short film makers avoid the..

From Small Beginnings

Festival Director Gina explores some early shorts of Kiwi filmmakers Jane Campion and Paul Campion (no relation) that have gone on to transition to features. But these gems are more than just a stepping stone to the big leagues- they are worth a look in their own right.