February 19, 2020 Loading Docs

Loading Docs 2020 Announcement


 Meet the Revolutionaries

 Loading Docs kicks off 2020 with the crowdfunding campaigns for eight new short documentaries to be made by eight female filmmaking teams.

United under the theme of Revolution, the award-winning Loading Docs invites audiences to support a new season by getting behind the Boosted crowdfunding campaign. Eighteen female directors and producers will create stories about New Zealand’s hot topics and revolutionary people.

The filmmaking teams must first raise $2,500 on homegrown website Boosted.co.nz to unlock further funding from Loading Docs. It’s an all or nothing campaign running from today until March 11th. If they don’t raise the funds the documentary won’t get made.

In less than eight-minutes per short, these impactful stories range from behind-the-scenes access to Aoteroa’s youngest MP Chlöe Swarbrick, a young Muslim man inciting change following the Christchurch Mosque Attacks and table tennis star Chunli Li’s pursuit for Tokyo Olympic gold.

This collection of socio-culturally relevant documentaries will also cover the desperate fight against Kauri dieback in full te reo Māori, period positivity, mental health and an MMA fighter battling for a future in the world’s bloodiest sport.

Full 2020 collection:

OK Chlöe – Millennial MP, Chlöe Swarbrick, challenges the establishment during the most important year of her political career.

Fight Woman – Days before the biggest fight of her career, a Kiwi MMA fighter grapples with her future.

This is Us – One year on from the fatal Christchurch Mosque attack, a young Muslim man returns to the spotlight to incite real change.

Going Home – To celebrate the adventurous life of her late Uncle, Ashley takes a leap of faith and learns to fly.

Te Wao Nui – Kauri are dying. A traditional Māori healer has one last chance to save an entire forest, one tree at a time.

Table For One – Against all odds, an ageing table tennis icon returns for her last shot at Olympic gold.

Wahine Warrior – After a brush with death, she was reborn a warrior. Hunting is her therapy. Now thousands seek to join her revolution.

 About Bloody Time! – A self-deprecating 40-year-old is on a mission to find out why she still hates getting her bloody period.

Leading the female filmmaking revolution is co-founder and Loading Docs’ executive producer Julia Parnell, sharing her experience as director of noteworthy documentaries The Chills Film, Anthems: New Zealand’s Iconic Hits and the upcoming Six60 Film.

Taking part in Loading Docs sees filmmakers partially funded to create their short, alongside participating in a talent development programme that challenges them to expand their skills and knowledge in story development, connecting with audiences and increasing their understanding of documentary.

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The completed short documentaries will be available on www.loadingdocs.net and TVNZ OnDemand later this year.

Loading Docs is funded by NZ On Air and made with support from the New Zealand Film Commission and Te Māngai Pāho.