Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Kiwi Young Producers Bring NZ Stories to BBC Knowledge

June 2011

Kiwi Young Producers Bring NZ Stories to BBC Knowledge

Real New Zealand experiences including the story of the daughter of a Nazi war criminal, one man’s struggle to reignite his sex life, and the quintessential tale of a Kiwi bach will air on BBC Knowledge this year following five successful submissions by New Zealand’s young producers.
The short-form documentaries are in production for the factual entertainment network following a joint initiative between BBC Knowledge and NZ’s Screen Production and Development Association (SPADA).
The films will have their television premieres on BBC Knowledge NZ later this year, with a screening in Australia to follow.

To celebrate its February 2011 launch, BBC Knowledge NZ sought five true stories that reflected the essence of the channel – intelligent, informative, innovative and sometimes irreverent. New Zealand factual producers under the age of 30 were invited to submit concepts for five short-form grants of NZ$5,000 each.

Deirdre Brennan, Director of Television, BBC Worldwide Australia said “We are so proud to showcase the young creative talent that exists in New Zealand. The winning entries demonstrate a fantastic diversity of philosophy and viewpoint across the spectrum of factual entertainment and they’re all a brilliant fit for BBC Knowledge.”

SPADA Chief Executive Penelope Borland added: “It’s great to have this initiative come to fruition, resulting in a fantastic and rare opportunity for these short-form documentaries by these young filmmakers to be screened on BBC Knowledge both in New Zealand and Australia.”

David White, producer of one of the winning entries, Lex, commented “There are so many wonderful people in New Zealand that you never get to see, nor document, but with the help of BBC Knowledge we can bring a little more of New Zealand to the world.”

The full list of winners is as follows:

Amy O’Connor, Wellington
Strawberries with the Führer
Positive Pattern Films Ltd.
An 80 year old Canterbury woman breaks her silence about growing up in Nazi Germany and her father’s involvement in the notorious Waffen SS.

Simon Burgin, Wellington
Porn and Piety
The battle between 'good' and 'evil' is getting intensely personal for campaigners on either sides of New Zealand's moral divide.

Claire Clements, Dunedin
A Bach Somewhere
The story of a New Zealand bach, told through the eyes of Don, a permanent bach dweller who’s the epitome of what it means to live in and love New Zealand.

Emma Conroy & Catie McDonald, Auckland
Getting It Up
Cameo Productions Limited
A personal journey following one man’s struggle to get his sex life back on track.

David White, Wellington
Lex
White Balance Pictures
A trebuchet, some cannons and a grizzly bear. A story about a Hawke’s Bay farmer who doesn’t care what the neighbours think.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Christchurch: Fixing Town Hall Means Performing Arts Precinct Rethink

Christchurch City Council’s decision to spend $127.5 million fixing the Town Hall means not all the land currently designated for the city’s Performing Arts Precinct is required, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says. More>>

ALSO:

With Hunters & Collectors: The Rolling Stones Announce New Auckland Date

It’s the news New Zealand has been waiting for. The Rolling Stones today confirmed the rescheduled dates and venues for both the Australian and New Zealand legs of their highly anticipated ’14 On Fire’ tour. Now, Frontier Touring is also delighted ... More>>

ALSO:

Flying Things: Conchords, Pretties Help BATS Fly Home

The launch of BATS theatre’s fundraising campaign has taken off – with a bit of help from their friends. And with friends like theirs… An event last night hosted by Te Radar at Wellington’s latest waterfront venue, Shed 6, featured Fly My Pretties and, in a dream-come-true scenario, Flight of the Conchords. More>>

ALSO:

Environment: Zoo’s Own Wētā Workshop Produces Rare Giants For Release

Following unprecedented breeding and rearing success, Auckland Zoo is today releasing 150 of New Zealand’s largest giant wētā, the wētā punga, onto pest-free Motuora Island in the Hauraki Gulf. A further 150 will be released onto Tiritiri Matangi next month. More>>

Girls On Film: Divergent Hits The Big Screen

n January, Catching Fire (the second film in the Hunger Games series) not only became the biggest US box office success of 2013 : it also became the first film starring a female actor (ie. Jennifer Lawrence) to top the annual domestic earnings chart since The Exorcist, 40 years ago. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: No Travel Sanctions For Russian Billionaire’s Superyacht

On the same day that New Zealand announced travel sanctions against selected Russians, a Russian billionaire’s superyacht berthed in Wellington Harbour. More>>

ALSO:

Mental Health: UC Researchers Believe Robots Can Persuade People To Conform

A team of University of Canterbury (UC) researchers and scientists believe robots can persuade people to conform through group pressure... ``Our results showed that robots can induce conformity but to a significantly lesser degree than humans." More>>

NZ On Air: Local Content Holds Steady At 32% Of Television Schedules

Since 1989 NZ On Air has measured local free-to-air television content. The report compares the schedules of the six national free-to-air channels, to observe trends and changes in the local content landscape. More>>

Arts Fest: 2014 New Zealand Festival A Spectacular Celebration

The New Zealand Festival welcomed the world to Wellington over 24 days (21 Feb – 16 Mar) of arts events across the city. “[current figures show] slight increase on the 110,000 tickets issued in 2012. It’s a great result.” More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news