Following three sold out screenings at the Toronto International Film Festival BEYOND THE EDGE was a runner-up for the People’s Choice Award for Documentary.
BEYOND THE EDGE Leanne Pooley’s new film about Sir Edmund Hillary’s ascent of Mount Everest is to have its world premier at the Toronto International Film Festival. Leanne will be attending the festival held between the 5th-15th of September.
Leanne Pooley has begun work on BEYOND THE EDGE a 3D film about New Zealand’s Sir Edmund Hillary. A General Film Company production, produced by Matthew Metcalfe the movie is due to be released in 2013 and will tell the story of the historic first ascent of Mount Everest in 1953.
FINDING MERCY has been selected to screen at IDFA, The International Documentary Festival Amsterdam. IDFA is the biggest and one of the most prestigious documentary festivals in the world and we are thrilled that our film has been chosen to screen alongside some amazing docs.
FINDING MERCY will begin its festival journey in South Africa
on the 9th of September at the Tri-Contiental Film Festival,
the African continent’s only human rights film festival.
Screening times on the festival website>
Leanne Pooley talkes about her latest documentary, Shackleton’s Captain, on Radio live.
SHACKLETON’S CAPTAIN a Making Movies production directed by Leanne Pooley
will screen on Television New Zealand’s TVOne on Sunday June 3rd at 9:30pm.
The docu-drama was 2 years in the making and tells the story of Frank Worsley captain of
Ernest Shackleton’s ill fated Endurance. This incredible adventure story stars Craig Parker.
Watch the trailer> http://www.docs.moviesnz.com/ourwork/
The Making of….> http://vimeo.com/moviesnz/shackletons-captain-makingof
It was a full house and a great night as Spacific Films Production, “Finding Mercy” screened at the Bridgeway Cinema in Auckland on Monday night. Robyn Paterson the director and Leanne Pooley the producer were in attendance.
The Spacific Film’s production “Finding Mercy” the story of two little girls and a friendship that came to represent the lost promise of Zimbabwe will screen at the Bridgeway Cinema Auckland at 7pm on Monday, May 14th. Three years in the making this film has just been completed and the screening is being held to raise funds toward its festival release. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased through this site Finding Mercy You may also make donations on that page.
“Finding Mercy” was directed by Robyn Paterson and produced by Leanne Pooley.
In a ceremony in Auckland last night filmmaker Leanne Pooley was made an Arts Laureate along with 4 other New Zealand artists. The award includes $50,000 to help the artist further their artistic endeavours. New Generation Awards of $25,000 were also announced. Image by Ken Baker Courtesy of the Arts Foundation.