The 2016 films, which were announced earlier in the year, are Robert George’s Aka’ōu: Tātatau in the Cook Islands, Joe Hitchcock’s Blood Sugar, Ryan Heron & Andy Deere’s Bludgeon, Greg Wood & Peter Alsop’sThe Colourist, Felicity Morgan-Rhind’s How Mr and Mrs Gock Saved the Kumara, Doug Dillaman & Brendan Withy’s Imagine the World is Ending, Eldon Booth’s Mister Sunshine (fka The Impeccable Larry Woods), Louise Leitch’s Same but Different, Leigh Minarapa’s Street Smart and Rose Archer’s Water for Gold.
Two of the titles, How Mr and Mrs Gock Saved the Kumara and Water for Gold, have accompanied features in this year’s NZIFF. For the remaining eight, the release is effectively the premiere.
Loading Docs 2016 trailer
The third edition, for which the films are all on the theme ‘Change’ release Thursday 4 August and will be available to view on Loading Docs.