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.
Blankets wins Best Technical Contribution to a Short Film (VFX Team: Frank Rueter, David Duke and Bodo Keller) at the 2013 Rialto Channel New Zealand Film Awards. Leon Wadham, who received a nomination for Best Actor in a Short Film for his role in Blankets, accepts the award.
Film reviewer, James Croot interviewed Louise Leitch for ‘The Press’ and ‘Dominion Post’ as the 8th annual Show Me Shorts Film Festival gets underway across New Zealand. Whakatiki screens nationally as part of Show Me Shorts.
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 …”
Whakatiki continues its festival success, this month screening in international competition at Uppsala Film Festival. Whakatiki was one of 300 films selected from over 7000 entries.
“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.
Aftermath: Heritage Matters, a prime-time documentary directed by Louise Leitch for Paua Productions screens in New Zealand on Prime Television at 8.30pm Monday 19 August. Reviewed as ‘Pick of the Week’ by Trevor Agnew, television reviewer for The Press newspaper.