Whanganui Film Office w/ Emma Budgen: September 22, 2021
Whanganui Film Office w/ Emma Budgen: September 22, 2021Whanganui Film Office w/ Emma Budgen: September 22, 2021
A few weeks ago the New Zealand Film Commission established a Regional Film Office in Whanganui to stimulate economic growth, support local film industry talent and potentially help grow Whanganui as a regional screen production hub. With two feature productions filmed there at the beginning of this year, and a large percentage of the population working in the screen production industry, the establishment of the office is a big step in growing Whanganui as its own screen production hub. On the Wire this week, Frances caught up with Emma Budgen, the Strategic Lead for the Creative Industries and Arts at Whanganui and Partners, they talked about what the Film Office’s role is and what it means for creative practitioners and the wider community.