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Winners Announced for Doc Edge 2021 Pitch Competition

Congratulations to our members who recently won awards at Doc Edge Pitch 2021. Member Paul Wolffram and ShuRun Yap won the award for Best Pitch – New Zealand with Sanguma. Dhaka DocLab Prizes went to both Rajneel Singh with Operation Rambu! and Kim Webby with Ratman and the Whales. The Best Pitch prizes include a […]

Netflix’s Sweet Tooth Made with Kiwi Help

Sweet Tooth will premiere June 4 on Netflix. Based on the comic book of the same name by Jeff Lemire, the series follows a lovable half-human and half-deer boy as he embarks on a dangerous adventure across a post-apocalyptic world. Production for Sweet Tooth was granted permission to film in NZ despite the travel restrictions […]

Poppy in Cinemas May 27

Edited by DEGNZ member Jonno Woodford-Robinson, Poppy, inspired by real life hero Poppy Anderson, tells the story of a young woman with Down Syndrome who refuses to let that define her and decides to take control of her own life. Libby Hunsdale told Sunday TVNZ that “We shouldn’t think of Down Syndrome as an illness […]

Lever’s Revolt, She Said Q&A on May 7

Where is the real progress in feminism? That’s the main question being asked in Louise Lever’s (DEGNZ) latest film Revolt, She Said. Featuring candid interviews with Former Prime Minister of NZ Helen Clark and other inspiring Kiwi and Australian women, the documentary discusses why women are considered the secondary gender. Nominated for Best Documentary at […]

Tribeca to Screen Samoan Short Film Liliu

Liliu has officially been selected to screen at the Tribeca Film Festival this year. Edited by DEGNZ member Peter Roberts, Liliu follows a young court interpreter (Vito Vito) who risks everything to help Nua (Ana Tuisila), a wrongfully imprisoned chief. Filmed in Samoa, the short film was written and directed by Jeremiah Tauamiti (My Father’s […]