Pietra Brettkelly

Auckland, New Zealand
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<br><p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="text-align:center"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family:Geneva;color:black"><i>“I felt I was in the hands of a master storyteller.”&nbsp; Still in Motion magazine<o:p></o:p></i></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family:Geneva"><b><!--[if !supportEmptyParas]-->&nbsp;</b></span><b style="font-family: Geneva; ">&nbsp;</b></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family:Geneva">I am truly passionate about everything I do and with a background in Journalism, I have always been excited by stories that matter, the personal journeys that reflect a bigger issue. <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"><font face="Geneva"><br></font></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"><font face="Geneva">I've been making documentaries for 16 years and the stories have taken me from Afghanistan to the Arctic. &nbsp;In 2008 THE ART STAR AND THE SUDANESE TWINS was released in competition at Sundance Film Festival, and won an award. &nbsp;I</font><span style="font-family: Geneva; ">t went on in competition at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, Hotdocs, Toronto, Zurich International Film Festival, the Melbourne International Film Festival and Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival.</span><span style="font-family: Geneva; ">&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family:Geneva"><!--[if !supportEmptyParas]-->&nbsp;<!--[endif]--><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family:Geneva">The film has already won the following awards:<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family:Geneva">Best Director, EIDF Seoul Korea <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family:Geneva">Best Documentary Whistler Film Festival, Canada, <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family:Geneva">Best Editing Sundance Film Festival <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family:Geneva">Special Jury Prize Zurich Film Festival, Switzerland<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family:Geneva"><!--[if !supportEmptyParas]-->&nbsp;<!--[endif]--><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family:Geneva">In 2003 my film BEAUTY WILL SAVE THE WORLD took me to Libya for that country’s first ever beauty pageant and an interview with the “mad dog of the Middle East” Colonel Muammar Ghadaffi.&nbsp; The film premiered at the American Film Institute Film Festival in Los Angeles and later at Hot Docs International Documentary Festival, Toronto and IDFA in Amsterdam.&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family:Geneva"><br></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family:Geneva">I feel intensely privileged to have found this career, to have been given the curiosity to wonder about people, our diversities and how we all fit together. &nbsp;I truly appreciate your support and welcome you on this latest journey with MAORI BOY GENIUS.</span></p> <!--EndFragment-->

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