March marks the beginning of a nail-biting time for 10 short documentary making teams selected to participate in Loading Docs 2015. Ten separate crowdfunding campaigns from Auckland to Dunedin, have launched, embarking on a mission to raise a set amount of cash and, in doing so, the profiles of Kiwi documentary makers.
This is the second year that the Loading Docs initiative will fund, create and distribute ten local 3 minute documentaries online, with support from the New Zealand Film Commission and NZ On Air. The documentary makers each need to raise $2000 via crowd funding. Once that target is met the Loading Docs fund contributes $4000 worth of production funds plus a post-production package at Toybox and Sale St Audio. Each Loading Docs project also receives ongoing mentoring and support throughout production.