It has been a week since we launched our 2015 short documentaries with a great launch party and celebrated the success of 10 films with the filmmakers, special guests and friends and family. The short documentaries were screened to a packed theatre and the reception was glowing.
Pita Turei gave a captivating opening mihi to start the launch and the event was hosted by TV star Erin Simpson who asked the burning questions to each one of our filmmakers. We couldn’t have asked for a better venue at The Academy Cinemas and a huge shout out to Proper Crisps for providing the tastiest snacks to accompany the screening. Thank you to everyone that came along and for supporting our short documentaries.
Since we launched, there’s been some great news already. Gina has been Staff Picked on Vimeo and was able to garner more than 35K views and is continuing to climb. There has been a great response to our films already and we cannot wait for the 5 short docos to premiere at the NZIFF.
Check out our films here: Vimeo – Loading Docs.
In celebration of our launch, we invited a special guest Rebecca Howard (GM of Video at The New York Times) where she was able to share her expertise and help our filmmakers prep for their online distribution strategy.
In partnership with Script to Screen, a masterclass was held with Rebecca and industry professionals and she shared her strategies on digital content.
The Film Festival starts this weekend so make sure you are going out to check out our other 5 equally exciting documentaries on the big screen. Once each film premieres they will be online and on TVNZ OnDemand.