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Leanne Pooley is a filmmaker based in Auckland New Zealand. Her career spans more than 20 years and she has won numerous international awards. Leanne Pooley was made a New Zealand Arts Laureate in November 2011.Pooley was born and raised in Winnipeg, Canada, she immigrated to New Zealand in the mid-1980s and began working in the New Zealand television industry.In 1992 she moved to England where she made documentaries for Britain's major broadcasters including BBC1, BBC2, ITV, Channel 4 as well as PBS in America.In 1997 Pooley established the independent production company Spacific Films based in New Zealand. Recent documentaries include, The Man Who Has Everything for the American Discovery Network, Kiwi Buddha as seen on National Geographic and Haunting Douglas, described by Variety Magazine as an "Expertly crafted video portrait of modern dancer/choreographer Douglas Wright,"[1]. Haunting Douglas is a feature length documentary that has received accolades at film festivals around the world and earned Pooley the “Best Director” award at the 2005 New Zealand Screen Awards.Pooley made The Promise about the life of euthanasia advocate, Leslie Martin, winning the “Best Documentary” award at the 2006 New Zealand Screen Awards. Her documentary Try Revolution explores how rugby was used to help end apartheid in South Africa and featured among others Archbishop Desmond Tutu.In 2010 Pooley made the documentary Topp Twins – Untouchable Girls, a theatrical feature about the lives of lesbian, singing, twin sister comedy duo, the Topp Twins. The film has won 21 International Awards including Audience Awards at the Toronto International Film Festival, the Melbourne International Film Festival, and the Gothenburg International Film Festival among others. It has won jury awards at the Seattle Film Festival, New Doc New York, The Nashville Film Festival and the Florida Film Festival among others. It also won Best Feature at the NZ Film & TV Awards, and reached nearly $2 million at the New Zealand box office making it the most successful New Zealand documentary of all time. In 2012 Leanne directed Shackleton's Captain, a documentary about Frank Worsley, captain of Shackleton's Endurance, and produced the documentary Finding Mercy about Zimbabwe.Leanne's latest film is Beyond The Edge, a 3D feature film about the 1953 Ascent of Everest by Edmund Hillary and Tensing Norgay.Leanne serves as a judge for The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences; EMMY Awards. She has taught documentary at various universities and filmschools and is an active member of the New Zealand Director’s Guild. Leanne lives in Auckland with her husband and two children. Wikipedia

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Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
25 April2015Documentary post-production
Beyond the Edge2013Documentary
Shackleton's Captain2012TV Movie
The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls2009Documentary
Being Billy Apple2007TV Movie
Try Revolution2006TV Movie
The Promise2005Documentary
Haunting Douglas2003Documentary
Everyman1997TV Series documentary 1 episode
Deadline1995TV Series documentary 1 episode
Forty Minutes1993TV Series documentary 2 episodes

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Finding Mercy2012Documentary producer
Being Billy Apple2007TV Movie producer
Try Revolution2006TV Movie producer
The Promise2005Documentary producer
Haunting Douglas2003Documentary co-producer
The Man Who Has Everything2001TV Movie producer
Everyman1994-1997TV Series documentary producer - 3 episodes

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
25 April2015Documentary post-production
Beyond the Edge2013Documentary screen story / written by
Shackleton's Captain2012TV Movie

Cinematographer

Cinematographer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Haunting Douglas2003Documentary

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Moving Pictures Live!2010TV SeriesHerself
Qantas Film and Television Awards 20092009TV SpecialHerself

Won awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013Documentary AwardNew Zealand Film and TV Awards (II)Best Director DocumentaryBeyond the Edge (2013)
2010Audience AwardGöteborg Film FestivalBest Feature FilmThe Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls (2009)Arani Cuthbert
2010Audience AwardPortland International Film FestivalBest DocumentaryThe Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls (2009)Arani Cuthbert
2010Audience AwardSan Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film FestivalBest DocumentaryThe Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls (2009)
2010Women in Cinema Lena Sharpe AwardSeattle International Film FestivalThe Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls (2009)
2009Most Popular DocumentaryMelbourne International Film FestivalThe Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls (2009)
2009People's Choice AwardToronto International Film FestivalDocumentaryThe Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls (2009)
2005New Zealand Screen AwardNew Zealand Screen AwardsBest Director - DocumentaryHaunting Douglas (2003)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010Music Documentary AwardInternational Documentary AssociationThe Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls (2009)Arani Cuthbert
2005New Zealand Screen AwardNew Zealand Screen AwardsBest DocumentaryHaunting Douglas (2003)Shona McCullagh

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013People's Choice AwardToronto International Film FestivalDocumentaryBeyond the Edge (2013)


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