Dunedin film-maker hopes his documentary ‘Practising Medicine’ will educate Otago medical students

Dr Paul Trotman

Dunedin film-maker Dr Paul Trotman hopes the follow-up to his acclaimed film on the University of Otago’s body bequest programme will help “demystify” the medical profession. His new film, Practising Medicine, follows Otago University medical students who featured in his previous documentary, Donated to Science, through their clinical years in medical school and their first [ Read More ]

TV3 upcoming hit picks

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The Ricky Gervais Show Sunday, January 1st at 7:30pm **New series** The Ricky Gervais Show will premiere on TV 3 from Sunday, January 1st at 11:30pm. The animated show features Gervais and his long-time collaborator Stephen Merchant (The Office, Extras), and revolves around the world of their unusual friend, Karl Pilkington (An Idiot Abroad). Originally starting out [ Read More ]

OPERATION 8 DOCUMENTARY TO SCREEN ONLY ON MAORI TELEVISION

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Maori Television is presenting the free-to-air exclusive premiere of the critically acclaimed New Zealand documentary  OPERATION 8 – which looks into the 2007 anti-terror raids. The documentary screens on Sunday, 30 October at 8.30pm, four years after the nationwide raids that resulted in 18 arrests and just weeks after the Government passed controversial covert surveillance [ Read More ]

Costa Boates gets standing ovation at Toronto film festival

The last dogs of winter

New Zealand documentary feature The Last Dogs of Winter debuted in Toronto yesterday. Director/producer Costa Botes and film subjects Brian Ladoon and Caleb Ross received a standing ovation when they took the stage for the film’s post-screening Q&A session. The films was selected to screen in the highly regarded ‘Real to Reel’ programme of the [ Read More ]

Maori Television launches Pakipumeka Aotearoa documentary series

The Green Chain

Maori Television will be showcasing a range of New Zealand documentaries in the Pakipumeka Aotearoa series. The one-hour documentaries will air on Saturday nights at 8.30-9.30pm. This week, Saturday 20 August, meet New Zealand’s own version of Erin Brockovich in The Green Chain. Whakatane man Joe Harawira fought the powers of industry and government and won. [ Read More ]

Strongman Tragedy documentary – calls for involvement

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Journey into Darkness – The Strongman Tragedy, a documentary currently in production about  the Strongman Mine explosion that claimed the lives of 19 men, and the subsequent Commission of Inquiry. The 90 minute telefeature is being produced for TV3 by Paula McTaggart from A Bigger Picture Ltd in association with Gaylene Preston Productions, with funding [ Read More ]

TVNZ 7 LAUNCHES NEW LOCAL SERIES ‘RAISING CHILDREN IN NEW ZEALAND’

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TVNZ 7’s launches a new local show – Raising Children In New Zealand – about parenting children from birth to age three. The ground-breaking series is based on research that confirms the crucial importance of the first three years, will provide a ‘one-stop-shop’ for Kiwi parents and caregivers by combining the knowledge and expertise of [ Read More ]

Is your cell phone killing you?

Inside New Zealand will screen the documentary Is Your Cell Phone Killing You? this month The documentary explores disturbing research suggesting that our exposure to everyday electromagnetic fields could be hazardous to our health. It examines how we are constantly surrounded by radiation – from cell and cordless phones, wi-fi internet, cell towers, powerlines, and [ Read More ]

Make way for Gaylene Preston’s feature film “Home by Christmas”

Martin Henderson plays young Ed in "Home By Christmas"

At the HISTORY MAKERS AWARDS in New York on the 27th January 2011, Gaylene Preston’s feature film HOME BY CHRISTMAS, will be alongside a selection of many other promising historical films and television story telling produced last year.  

Two Day Documentary Seminar with Leanne Pooley announced

Award winning documentary filmmaker Leanne Pooley will run a two day seminar on making documentaries for the New Zealand and international marketplaces. The focus of this seminar will be the practical realities of documentary directing, and is designed for anyone wishing to pursue a career in documentary filmmaking.