Same But Different selected for Loading Docs 2016

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Loading Docs, the online documentary initiative, is back for a third year to launch another ten cutting-edge short films that tell true stories of transformation, growth, adversity and hope. The theme for 2016 is ‘change’.
From more submissions than ever before, a panel of industry experts have selected Same But Different as one of the 10 new projects. Same But Different is about best mates who must recalibrate their friendship when one transitions from a man to a woman. Same But Different is written, produced and directed by Louise Leitch, with co-producer Susan Ruffell.

Whakatiki Screens on Maori Television

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Louise Leitch (Director) and Bernadette Murphy (Screenwriter) have been interviewed for the series, Iti Pounami, which showcases New Zealand short filmmaking talent. The interviews will screen with Whakatiki in a half-hour programme on Maori Television on 20 September 2015, with programme repeats expected in 2016.

Whakatiki tours NZ in Show Me Shorts

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After 20 international film festival screenings, Whakatiki returns home to New Zealand to tour nationally in Show Me Shorts Film Festival as part of ‘My Generation’. Says Festival Director, Gina Dellabarca “I am particularly proud of the ‘My Generation’ session, which features some of our strongest films, and is being offered to school groups …”

Strong Contender for Best Documentary Award

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“Prime’s Aftermath: Heritage Matters will be a strong contender for a Best Documentary award next year, with its well-researched report on how Canterbury has dealt with its historic buildings since the earthquakes”

Trevor Agnew of The Press reviewing Louise Leitch’s documentary which aired in New Zealand on 19 August.