Posted Tuesday 01 Mar 2016
For the third year running the Loading Docs initiative will fund, create and distribute ten local 3-minute documentaries online, with support from NZ On Air and The New Zealand Film Commission. 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 Street Studios. Each Loading Docs project also receives ongoing mentoring and support throughout production.
The documentaries are then created and released in July. "With online marketing and distribution ruling modern media, crowdfunding is an integral starting point for the Loading Docs teams, providing an opportunity for the filmmakers to find an audience for their work early in the creative process. This way the core audience is invested in the subject matter, the process and ultimately the stories and filmmakers themselves." says WIFT member and executive Producer Julia Parnell.
Loading Docs has once again partnered with arts funding website Boosted and the ten campaigns will run for one month, ending on the 24th March. Auckland Boosted Ambassador, Dominic Hoey has this to say about working with Loading Doc's this year "At Boosted we're all really excited to get behind Loading Doc's for another year, and help some of the country's most promising film makers bring their ideas to life."
We are delighted that WIFT members Morgan Stewart, Arani Cuthbert, and Lucy Cole all have
documentaries lined up for Loading Docs 2016.
LOADING DOCS DOCUMENTARIES TO BE MADE IN 2016
Loading Docs: CHANGE
Aka'?u: T?tatau in the Cook Islands
Dir: Robert George
Prod: Lucy Cole
How Mr and Mrs Gock Saved the Kumara
Dir: Felicity Morgan-Rhind
Prod: Arani Cuthbert
Dir: Joe Hitchcock
Prod: Morgan Leigh Stewart