9 Sep 2021

Loading Docs 2021: The Scam

From Loading Docs 2021 (Season 8), 6:00 am on 9 September 2021

Series Classification: G (General Programmes)

The ultimate scam lures an elderly beekeeper around the world in this wild true-crime tale.  

From Greymouth to São Paulo’s slums, Roy Arbon’s adventure ends in kidnap and imprisonment on foreign soil leaving him facing life behind bars. Uncovering every twist and turn of his riches-to-rags ride, does he really understand how close he came to catastrophe?

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Photo: The Scam / Loading Docs

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Photo: The Scam / Loading Docs

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Photo: The Scam / Loading Docs

Team Bios

Oliver Dawe (Director)

Oliver Dawe

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Oliver Dawe is a director and editor based in Ōtautahi, Christchurch. He has worked alongside award-winning Canterbury filmmaker Gerard Smyth on high-profile Frank Film series including ‘Changing South’ and ‘Nine Bullets’.

He was also lead editor and contributing writer on the feature documentary ‘When a City Rises’. While in London, he was an editor at Buzzfeed.

Oliver eats, sleeps, and breathes film and spends his spare time watching movies and passionately pursuing his filmmaking dreams.

Amanda Jenkins (Producer)

Amanda Jenkins

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Over the past 20 years, Amanda Jenkins has been producing award-winning content for the international advertising sector, working abroad and in NZ.

Starting her career working on features and training at TVNZ, she directed the Canterbury Short Film Festival and produced three NZFC short films.

Her short film ‘Closer’, was nominated for the short film Palme d'Or at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival and won Best Short and performance at the 2005 New Zealand Screen Awards. Currently with a diverse slate in development she is passionate about telling stories from the heart that show human resilience and diversity.

The Scam is part of a collection of eight Loading Docs short documentaries.

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