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#NZIFFastFive: Five Fast Questions with NZIFF Filmmakers

In the lead-up to the 2017 New Zealand International Film Festival, we get to know the local filmmakers with features in the programme by asking them five quick questions.

Here’s who we’ve interviewed so far (we’ll keep this up-to-date):


What Lies That Way sees filmmaker Paul Wolffram immerse himself in the spiritual world of Papua New Guinea’s Lak people, and undertake the initiation process into their Buai shaman cult. We asked Wolframm five quick questions about the film.

Kobi explores the life, work, and philosophy of Kobi Bosshard – the grandfather of contemporary New Zealand jewellery. We asked the directors, Andrea Bosshard and Shane Loader, five quick questions about the film.

TEAM TIBET: Home Away From Home recounts the inspiring story of Thuten Kesang, New Zealand’s first Tibetan refugee. We asked director Robin Greenberg five quick questions about the film.

Human Traces is Kiwi filmmaker Nic Gorman’s feature debut, a thriller set against the rugged backdrop of the Canterbury and Otago coasts. We asked Gorman five quick questions about the film.

Free Theatre is a documentary from filmmaker Shirley Horrocks on the storied 37-year history of Christchurch’s often provocative, always daring, institution of the same name. We asked Horrocks five quick questions about the film.

Not Just Another Mountain is a short documentary exploring the significance that One Tree Hill/Maungakiekie holds to Aucklanders and the nation as a whole. We asked director Chris Davis five quick questions about the film.

Bill Direen: A Memory of Others is another cult Kiwi figure portrait from director Simon Ogston, following his earlier documentaries on Skeptics and Philip Dadson (Sheen of Gold and Philip Dadson: Sonics from Scratch). We asked Ogston five quick questions about the film.