You make.
You learn.

Start building your filmmaker career.

July intake now open.

Movie making calls for skills in storytelling, creativity, design and teamwork.

We have been helping filmmakers make their start in the industry for 27 years through our legendary South Seas Film School.

Last year South Seas became part of Yoobee Colleges and today, we are New Zealand’s largest creative college with world-class creative campuses at six locations around the country. We offer specialisations in directing, screenwriting, makeup artistry and costume design, documentary directing, camera, lighting, audio, on-screen acting and post-production.

“I spend every day doing something I love. I love having a vision and using tools to see that vision come to life on the screen. You have to be really quick at thinking and making calls so it definitely challenges you. I also love learning how to create content that provokes change. I will be spending a lot of time directing my documentary series "Silent Killer", and then who knows! The organisation I founded, Voices of Hope is based around online videos and content creation on mental health”.

- Jazz Thornton, Director/Author/Co-Founder of Voices of Hope

“The film industry is an amazing place to work. I still don’t feel like I have a real job. I probably never will. No two jobs are the same and no two days are the same. You’re always somewhere different working with new costumes, sets, designers and crew. I also love travelling so getting to travel around New Zealand and overseas for work is amazing.” 

- Sarah Goodhue, Costume Assistant for Ghost in the Shell, The Hobbit, Da 5 Bloods

"If I never get to edit anything ever again, I can still say that I've edited scenes with Gollum in them and I've edited scenes with Darth Vader in them so, I'm good."

- Jabez Olssen, Editor

  • If you’re looking to make films, animate them, or work in film production, we can help you get in front of the camera, or behind the camera.
  • Artistic? Technical? Organised? Our hands-on programmes will guide your strengths towards directing, screenwriting, production, costume design, makeup or visual effects.
  • Find your calling by kicking things off with a six-month introduction course. Or you could get work-ready with a one-year full-time diploma. You can also choose one of our pathway programmes on specialist technical skills.
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We’re enrolling now for our July intake. Take the first step toward a career in Film by giving us your details and we’ll be in touch.

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