6 Jul 2020

Loading Docs: Siouxsie & the Virus

From Loading Docs 2019 (Season 6), 8:00 am on 6 July 2020

Siouxsie & the Virus is part of the 2020 Loading Docs short documentaries. The 2020 Collection can be found here.

Series Classification: G (General Programmes)

A science superhero with pink hair wages war on COVID-19 to convince an entire nation to lockdown.

With time running out to fight the oncoming pandemic, an unconventional expert delivers vital information to a panicked public.

Go behind-the-scenes as Dr Siouxsie Wiles faces a growing media storm from the confines of her family home. 

Siouxsie & the Virus is a unique insight into one woman’s countdown to a defining moment in New Zealand history. 

Dr Siouxsie Wiles faced a growing media storm from the confines of her family home.

Dr Siouxsie Wiles faced a growing media storm from the confines of her family home. Photo: Loading Docs/Arvid Eriksson

Documentary details

Director: Gwen Isaac

Director: Gwen Isaac Photo: Gwen Isaac

Director: Gwen Isaac

Gwen directed and produced factual content for leading broadcasters in the UK and USA, before making her first feature-length documentary based in New Zealand, Where There is Life (2017).

The film follows the unique journey of a family under pressure and was described by the NZIFF panel as “startling in its candour”. 

Gwen specialises in character-based, observational filmmaking and seeks to celebrate the human spirit in her practice.

Producer: Phillida Perry

Producer: Phillida Perry Photo: Brydie Photography

Producer: Phillida Perry

Phillida Perry is an entrepreneur with a legal background. Her career has taken in creating and running successful start-ups in construction, health and disability and the arts.

She is Chairperson of the Tauranga Art Gallery Foundation and has recently embarked on producing quality content promoting social justice and gender equality.

Phillida is passionate about documentary film that inspires us to challenge and connect with all things human.

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