ScreenTalk: Michele Fantl
Michele Fantl has produced a number of acclaimed telemovies, features and documentaries. Along the way, she has worked extensively with writer/directors Peter Wells, Stewart Main, Garth Maxwell and Fiona Samuel. Her screen credits include movies When Love Comes and 50 Ways of Saying Fabulous, and award-winning Katherine Mansfield telemovie Bliss.
In this ScreenTalk, Fantl talks about:
- The difficult yet rewarding process of producing short film Twilight of the Gods
- Filming on Rangitoto Island for her first long-form drama, One of Them!
- Getting Rena Owen on board for Garth Maxwell’s When Love Comes
- Dealing with negative reactions to the film in New Zealand
- Loving the process of producing Peter Wells’ biographical film Pansy
- The challenge of working with a child actor on 50 Ways of Saying Fabulous
- Feeling that TV series Rude Awakenings got caught up in a game of executive musical chairs
- Snaring Keisha Castle-Hughes for adoption tale Piece of My Heart
- The joys of having a bigger budget for Katherine Mansfield telefilm Bliss
- Her awe at what director Welby Ings brought to short film Munted
- How being a producer means you're always looking forward
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