Listed below are the participating member bios of the inaugural Oneshot Collective:
CHAZ HARRIS | An award-winning filmmaker and writer, Chaz originally comes from the UK where he worked for Oscar-nominated film producer Alison Owen (Saving Mr. Banks/Shaun of the Dead/Elizabeth) and within the development team at Miramax Films. Since moving to New Zealand, he has created award-winning web series 101 Dates, End of Term and acclaimed shorts The Shoe Box and Broken Glass which have both screened on Rialto Channel. He is a co-founder of award-winning production company Seriously Entertainment and co-author of Promised Land.
CONAN MCKEGG | As a columnist and independent filmmaker, Conan has written speculative fiction since he was a child. As a freelance writer, he has had books published by Dream Pod 9, Vimary Burns and Revanche along with a short story for Steam Logic Press. More recently he wrote, directed and produced the web shows The Winding City and Urban Numina and as part of the Sandpit: Script Workshops, Conan is developing supernatural thriller House of Memories, body-swap comedy Disorientation and recently created the web series Two Naked Gay Guys.
JANE FLETCHER | Jane recently returned from the UK, where she was selected for the Northern Ireland Screen/BBC Aim High technical training scheme with placements at the BBC and HBO’s Game of Thrones. In Belfast, Jane shot 10 mini-docos, 8 music videos and her short film One Night was selected for the Belfast and London Independent Film Festivals. Once back in Wellington, Jane completed an MA in Scriptwriting at Victoria University, directed Tropfest NZ finalist short My Secret Valentine and 48Hour film Deathday Wishes.
CONSTANCE GERVASI | After studying a Bachelor of Performing & Screen Arts at UNITEC along with a major in Directing & Writing, Constance studied a Masters in Scriptwriting at Victoria University’s IIML. Buoyed by her success in the inaugural 48 Hour Film Competition with audience favourite for 100% Manmade, Constance undertook an apprenticeship with production company ONIONS based in New Delhi, India as a creative Director and Producer cutting her teeth on a number of docu-dramas and corporate videos.
LUKE RUSCOE | Having worked on a number of short films primarily as a 1st AD since graduating from the New Zealand Film and Television School, Luke recently completed a contract at Weta Digital as a coordinator in the animation team’s production department working on films such as Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and The Wolverine. Luke also worked on the set of The Hobbit and has previously written, produced and directed the short film Store Run as well as participating in a number of writing workshops run by the Emerging Artists Trust.
SINA LEASUASU | A graduate of the New Zealand School of Film and Television, Sina recently directed the short film Can You Hear Me Now? Sina also wrote and directed short film The Drama Never Stops along with a number of roles assisting on the sets of other shorts including Revenge, Unnatural Selection and Player One. Sina also has a BA in Applied Arts from Whitireia Community Polytechnic and a Diploma in Stage and Screen from the New Zealand College of Performing Arts.
SCOTT MILLIGAN | An award-winning Editor for his work on comedy web series 101 Dates, Scott Milligan has worked on a multitude of productions both on set and in post-production. After helping launch the world’s first legal download to own Video On Demand company in Australia, Scott moved back to NZ and joined Stuff.co.nz. In 2012 he edited Broken Glass directed by Chaz Harris and has also worked for Propeller Productions on docos and corporate video projects. Scott now runs his own corporate video company Milligan Media.
BEA JOBLIN | Bea is a writer, director and actress known for her appearances in TV shows The Lost Children, Legend of the Seeker and short film The Shoe Box directed by Chaz Harris. In 2014, she created, wrote and directed the comedy web series CNT Live. Bea then went on to shoot her first feature film Births, Deaths and Marriages which she wrote, directed and produced which is due for release in late 2016.