Posted Tuesday 14 Sep 2021
Hot off the heels of her fifth Olympic games and bronze medal win, Dame Valerie Adams is to feature in an honest and revealing film. We’re looking forward to seeing it, not least because WIFT members are involved: Briar March, Leanne Pooley and Katie Millington.
The feature-length documentary will honour Dame Valerie as a woman who has not just survived a challenging past but taken strength from her sometimes difficult journey and turned it into greatness. Audiences will see that her outstanding sporting achievements are just the tip of the iceberg.
Directed by award-winning filmmaker Briar March and produced by Leanne Pooley for Eight, of which Katie Millington is managing director and executive producer (and which is working alongside Halo Sport), the movie will be made with investment from The New Zealand Film Commission and with the assistance of the New Zealand Government’s Screen Production Recovery Fund. It will be distributed in New Zealand and Australia by Transmission Films.