Christopher Brougham has been working in
film, theatre and television for 20 years, and is best known for his
major guest appearance as 'Robbie' in Shortland Street in 2003. In
2001 he won the Chapman Tripp Theatre Award for Best Newcomer for
his role in Vick's Boy in Circa Studio, and in 2009 won Best
Supporting Actor playing Charles Darwin's assistant in Collapsing
Creation at Downstage Theatre. Recently he's featured in the touring
play The Underarm, and this year at Circa with roles in Dead Man's
Cell Phone and Parlour Song.
Christopher is also a photographer
and last year completed a Masters in Scriptwriting at Victoria
Paul is a graduate of Otago University (B.A)
and completed post-graduate papers in Community Theatre, Directing
and Playwrighting. After a year in Gisborne as a QE2 Arts Council
Artist in Residence, he spent two years at Toi Whakaari/The NZ Drama
School. For the last 11 years he has been working continuously,
appearing in over 30 theatre productions.
In 2004 he won the
Chapman Tripp Theatre Award for Actor of The Year for his stunning
portrayal of the title role in Albert Speer.
Some of Paul's stage
credits include Cabaret, Macbeth, Fool for Love, Mouth, She Stoops
to Conquer, Speed-the-plow, The Love of Humankind, Oxygen, The Bach,
Drawer of Knives, and the Pullitzer Prize winning stage sensation
Doubt (Chch Production of the Year 2006).
In 2006 he founded
site-specific.co.nz, a devising theatre company. Paul directed
Hotel, a show for 12 audience members at a time set in a real,
luxury hotel suite. Salon was performed in a real hair-dressing
Paul has over twenty film/TV credits to his name, the most
enduring have been core-cast roles in Jacksons Wharf, Insiders Guide
to Happiness and the hit comedy Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby as
hapless principal Roger Dasent.
Conrad is a Wellington-based director, script
advisor, writer and actor.
His most recent directing work
includes the sellout season of Live At Six at BATS Theatre, Le Sud
which also sold out at Downstage and is currently on the NZ Arts
Festival circuit, Conjugal Rites for the Fortune Theatre and
Entertaining Mr Sloane at Circa Theatre.
He has also directed a
string of very successful productions including Niu Sila (which
travelled NZ for four years and played in the UK in 2007), The Man
That Lovelock Couldn't Beat and The Cape for Circa Theatre, King and
Country which again toured the country and culminated in a much
acclaimed season in Wellington for the International Arts Festival.
He directed Who Needs Sleep Anyway and Dirty Dusting for the
Fortune Theatre and Unity (1918) for the 2008 NZ Toi Whakaari
The eponymous Mr McKee is a creative-writing
instructor who has traveled the world with his popular "Story
Seminar" for scriptwriters, which he developed when he was a
professor at the University of Southern California. He is also the
author of the "screenwriters' bible" Story: Substance, Structure,
Style and the Principles of Screenwriting. Many of Hollywood's
active screenwriters claim him as an inspiration. Rather than simply
handling "mechanical" aspects of fiction technique such as plot or
dialogue taken individually, McKee examines the narrative structure
of a work and what makes the story compelling or not.