Series Classification: G (General Programmes)
To celebrate the adventurous life of her late Uncle Clive, she takes a leap of faith and learns to fly.
A decade after his death, Ashley takes off on an emotional journey of re-connection. Following in her Uncle’s larger-than-life footsteps, she wants to do one of the things he loved most, fly like a bird.
Can his memory instil Ashley with the courage she needs to reignite her zest for life and understand his?
Going Home is part of a collection of eight Loading Docs short documentaries.
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Director: Ashley Williams
Ashley is a director driven to find human truths in her stories. In 2017 she won the ‘Super8x8’ challenge and was awarded best regional female director, by Gaylene Preston, in the 48-hour film competition. In 2019, she interned on ‘Savage’ with director Sam Kelly, supported by the NZFC. She also co-wrote and directed ‘Super Special’ for the Someday series, which premiered on Stuff.co.nz with half a million views in the first week. ‘Going Home’ is her first documentary project.
Producer: Ruth Korver
Ruth is an independent producer with over 15-years-experience making films, TV, online content and her favourite; documentaries. Her projects include feature film How to Meet Girls From a Distance, short film Judgment Tavern, documentaries The Secret Lives of Sex Workers, Aren’t Can’t Don’t, He Kōrero Taumaha Tonu - Māori and the Criminal Justice System and Shot Bro. Two of the short docs she has produced premiered in the 2020 Doc Edge Film Festival - Rise and Tapu Te Ranga Marae. She also manages the Vista Foundation 48Hours Film Competition.