Series Classification: G (General Programmes)
A table tennis legend sacrifices it all for one last shot.
As Chunli Li’s lifelong goal begins to fade, the true sacrifice of a New Zealand sporting icon is revealed.
With a long and lonely road of Olympic disappointments behind her, can she step up once more to chase her dreams or does fate have other ideas?
Table For One is part of a collection of eight Loading Docs short documentaries.
Director: Jenny Gao
Jenny Gao is a commercial photographer and documentarian based in Auckland. Her commercial work has taken her to far-flung corners of the world, resulting in a love of telling stories with a multidisciplinary approach. Her projects with the New Zealand Film Commission and The Spinoff have centered around the reconciliation of burgeoning science and tech with humanity. Jenny aims to be a bridge between ideologies and cultures through stories that question our fraught relationship with the natural world, each other, and ourselves.
Producer: Mia Maramara
Mia Maramara is an award-winning Filipino filmmaker with work that has screened locally and internationally. Her passion for authentic, trailblazing stories has led her to wear different hats in the industry, most notably as a writer, director, and producer. Mia has received funding from the New Zealand Film Commission, New Zealand on Air, and Creative New Zealand. Her upcoming projects include two NZFC feature films. Mia loves to bring her unique perspective into everything she creates, finding joy in marrying her personal history with the rich culture of her adopted homeland.