Give members a BOOST for Loading Docs projects

Posted Wednesday 19 Feb 2020

We were thrilled to hear that not only are all the Loading Docs teams are women, but four of them are members!  The filmmaking teams must first raise $2,500 on homegrown website to unlock further funding from Loading Docs. It's an all or nothing campaign running until 11 March - if they don't raise the funds the documentary won't get made. Read below about each WIFT member's project and please do donate to their campaigns if you can - every little bit helps!
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Ashley Williams, Going Home Click here to donate
Ashley lost her beloved Uncle Clive ten years ago, and Going Home follows her as she journeys through her grief and celebrates his spirit by learning to fly. Produced by Ruth Korver.

Fight Woman - Gwen Isaac
Gwen Isaac, Fight Woman Click here to donate
Amongst the cherry blossoms in suburban Tokyo, days before the biggest fight of her career, Kiwi MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) fighter Sarah McCann grapples with her emotions.

Nicola Bailey, This Is Us Click here to donate
Approaching the one-year commemoration of the tragic shootings in Aotearoa, a former refugee and Muslim steps back into the public eye to make a difference.  

Charlotte Evans, Letisha Tate-Dunning and Sarah Anne Dudley, OK Chloe Click here to donate
Millennial MP, Chloe Swarbrick, challenges the establishment during themost important year of her political career.

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Staples a finalist in Innovator of the Year Awards

Posted Wednesday 19 Feb 2020

The three finalists for the first Trade Me New Zealand Innovator of the Year Award have been announced, and Aliesha Staples, of Staples VR, is one of them! Here's what TradeMe's promo said about her:
"Aleisha is highly sought after, both locally and abroad, as a producer of AR/VR and emerging technology content, and has worked on projects for Warner Brothers, Paramount Pictures, Disney, and TVNZ. She has a particular passion for using emerging technology, not only for entertainment, but also for healthcare. She recently produced VRemedies, a Virtual Reality exposure therapy software for children to lower the need for drug use for non-invasive procedures in hospitals."
Way to go Aleisha - we wish you all the best!