19 Mar 2017

Loading Ultra-Short Documentaries

From Standing Room Only, 1:35 pm on 19 March 2017
My Dog Ajax

My Dog Ajax Photo: supplied

New Zealand is well-known for making great documentaries - we like real-life stories it seems.  But they do occasionally tend to ramble. That's not the case of our preeminent documentary initiative, the crowd-funded Loading Docs project. This year's ultra-short documentaries have to say what they've got to say in less time than a pop single - around three minutes.  Simon Morris talks to two prospective film-makers, Ursula Williams - Now and Then - and Michael Weatherall - My Dog Ajax, and to the Project Manager, Nia Phipps.  Loading Docs is funded by New Zealand On Air, with support from the NZ Film Commission and Te Mangai Paho.