This year’s collection of Loading Docs titles are now all available online via TVNZ and Loading Docs. Four of this year’s titles (#Losing, The Coffin Club, East Meets East, My Dog Ajax) premiered in the NZIFF, with the remainder now getting their premiere outings with this release.
The films take viewers on a journey from the Asian supermarkets of East Auckland to the rugby fields of Japan, down hundreds of metres below the earth’s surface and up to the highest peaks of New Zealand. Along the way, we eavesdrop on Asian men talking about sex, encounter dancing coffin-making seniors, a takatāpui activist redefining Pride, a man who defied death, an artist who sells surreal estate, a poet battling an incurable bone disease, and meet the world’s cutest kea conservation dog.
Loading Docs is a Notable Pictures initiative funded by NZ On Air, along with the New Zealand Film Commission and new partner Te Māngai Pāho.
The 2017 Loading Docs titles are:
He Kākano Ahau – From The Spaces In Between, Dir: Kathleen Winter Prod: Jaimee Poipoi
Luckie Strike, Dir: Melissa Nickerson Prod: Craig Gainsborough
Surreal Estate, Dir/Prod: Ursula Williams
Asian Men Talk About Sex (pictured, top), Dir: Chye-Ling Prod: Kelly Gilbirde & Ruby Reihana- Wilson
Ajax the Kea Conservation Dog, Dir: Michael Weatherall Prod: Cecilia Chand
East Meets East, Dir: Julie Zhu Prod: Tema Pua
Kotuku Regenga Rua, Dirs: Tim Worrall & Aaron Smart
#Losing, Dir: Damian Golfinouplos & Stjohn Milgrew Prod: James Kerr
The Coffin Club, Dir: Briar March Prod: Kim Harrop
Union, Dir: Jericho Rock- Archer Prod: Joshua Rollo