Wifter film's star up for Attitude Award

Posted Wednesday 02 Sep 2020

Poppy film

Here's a shout out to Libby Hunsdale, star of the feature film Poppy, who is one of three Attitude Youth Courage Award finalists. The Awards celebrate the achievements of the disability community, and Libby's section is for a young person with a disability whose courage and determination will remind Kiwis of the power of the human spirit, and the quest of young people with disabilities to lead full lives.

Written and directed by Linda Niccol, and produced by Robin Laing and Alex Cole-Baker, Poppy was funded by the New Zealand Film Commission's 125 Fund set up in 2018 to celebrate 125 years of Women's Suffrage. The producers plan for Poppy to hit NZ screens before the end of the year.

The film is the story of Poppy, a young woman with Down syndrome who refuses to be defined by her disability and decides to take control of her own life.

Click here to read about the finalists

The Attitude Awards will be announced at a televised ceremony on December 2. Good luck Libby, we wish you well!

 

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New date for Auckland's GNIFF

Posted Wednesday 02 Sep 2020

The Golden Nugget International Film Festival has been rescheduled to Thursday 29 October 2020. Coordinated by music and arts champion Emme Lentino, the Festival's mission is to introduce to the talented and passionate filmmakers new opportunities for networking, collaboration, distribution and continuing education and training. Go along and meet new people, enjoy great films and be in to win a pair of Skullcandy Crusher Headphones valued at $300!

Click here to get your tickets (no door sales)

When: 7:30pm for an 8pm screening start

Where: The Kingslander, 470 New North Rd, Auckland

Cost: $30, which includes two house drinks (beer or wine), light refreshments, and the chance to win the headphones!