No Shame selected for NZIFF New Zealand's Best

Director Brendan Donovan and Producer Alex Clark are delighted that short film No Shame is one of six short films selected by Leon Narbey as finalists for the 2018 New Zealand International Film Festival’s annual New Zealand’s Best Short Film Competition.  

Leon said of the film: "Be warned, this is scary stuff. A young man returns home fractured by past relationships. Love and family cannot uncover his hurt. Close and intense performances edited with a clarity where you can almost smell the adrenaline."

Check NZIFF website for screening details:

Kieran Charnock is RICHEY in  No Shame  (2018)

Kieran Charnock is RICHEY in No Shame (2018)

New website and branding

Through 2017 I've been fortunate to part of a New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) professional development programme developed in conjunction with the Austaralian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS), with regular workshops run by Sue Maslin (The Dressmaker) for the 12 producers selected from 70+ applicants.

A focus for the programme has been coaching and equipping us to create sustainable screen businesses as creative entrepreneurs - not simply lurching from project to project the way I've been guilty of operating in the past.

This website and my branding as Picture Start Films is a result of the new focus the professional development programme has given me.  

I'm actively developing relationships with market partners and talented creative collaborators, so please contact me at if you see something on my site that looks like you.

Alex Clark