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Leanne Pooley

Director, Producer

 Leanne Pooley

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Leanne Pooley

Canadian-born New Zealand director Leanne Pooley has won a raft of awards for her work as a documentary filmmaker. The 2011 Arts Laureate's films include hit Topp Twins movie Untouchable Girls, 3D Everest first ascent saga Beyond the Edge, Douglas Wright doco Haunting Douglas, and euthanasia exploration The Promise.

I was curious. As a filmmaker, that’s all you are at the end of the day – a paid curious person. 
 
 

Screenography

Screenography
 Role/s
 Beyond the Edge

Beyond the Edge

Writer
Director

2013

 Finding Mercy

Finding Mercy

Producer

2012

 Shackleton's Captain

Shackleton's Captain

Writer
Director

2011

 The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls

The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls

Director

2009

 Being Billy Apple

Being Billy Apple

Producer
Director

2007

 Try Revolution

Try Revolution

Producer
Director

2006

 The Promise

The Promise

Producer
Director

2005

 Haunting Douglas

Haunting Douglas

Director
Producer

2003

 The Man Who Has Everything

The Man Who Has Everything

Producer

2001

 Kiwi Buddha

Kiwi Buddha

Producer

2000

 Relative Guilt

Relative Guilt

Director
Producer

1999

 Eyewitness - Pond and River

Eyewitness - Pond and River

Director

1996

 Deadline

Deadline

Director

1994

 First Hand

First Hand

Director
Camera

1990 - 1992

 Forty Minutes

Forty Minutes

Director

1993

 Everyman

Everyman

Director
Producer

1994 - 1997


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Awards

2013 Rialto Channel NZ Film Awards (The Moas)
Best Director - Documentary: Beyond the Edge

2012 New Zealand Television Awards
Nominated for Best Feature or Drama Documentary: Shackleton's Captain

2011 New Zealand Arts Foundation
Arts Laureate

2010 Palm Springs International Film Festival (United States)
'Best of the Fest' Program: for The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls

2010 FIFO Documentary Film Festival
Special Jury Award: for The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls

2010 Women's Film Festival Brattleboro (United States)
Best of Fest Award: for The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls

2010 Miami Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
Best Documentary: for The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls

2010 21st Hamburg International Queer Film Festival
Award Award for Best Documentary: for The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls

2010 Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival (United States)
Madelyn's Choice Award (named after late festival organiser Madelyn Osur): for The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls

2010 Newfest Film Festival (United States)
Best Documentary Film: for The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls

2010 Inside Out Film Festival (Canada)
Best Documentary: for The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls

2010 Reeling: 29th Chicago Lesbian and Gay International Film Festival
Best Documentary Feature: for The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls

2010 Mendocino Film Festival (United States)
Best Documentary: for The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls

2010 Portland International Film Festival (United States)
Audience Award for Best Documentary (shared with Arani Cuthbert): The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls

2010 Seattle International Film Festival
Lena Sharpe Women in Cinema Award: The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls

2010 Goteborg Film Festival (Sweden)
Audience Dragon Award for Best Feature (with Arani Cuthbert): The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls

2010 Florida Film Festival
Audience Award for Best International Feature Film: for The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls

2010 Nashville Film Festival
Audience Award for Best Documentary: for The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls
Best GLBT Film: for The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls

2010 River Run Film Festival (United States)
Audience Award for Best Documentary: for The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls

2010 Outfest Film Festival Los Angeles
Special Programming Award for Freedom: for The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls

2009 Toronto International Film Festival
People's Choice Award for Best Documentary: The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls

2009 Melbourne International Film Festival
Audience Award for Most Popular Documentary: The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls

2009 Qantas Film and Television Awards
Best Feature Film - Budget Under $1 Million: The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls

2007 Air New Zealand Screen Awards
Nominated for Best Documentary - TV: for Try Revolution

2006 Air New Zealand Screen Awards
Best Documentary - TV: for The Promise
Nominated for Best Director - Documentary: The Promise 

2006 Documentary New Zealand
Special Mention: for The Promise

2006 Input Festival (Taiwan)
Best of Fest: for The Promise

2005 Air New Zealand Screen Awards
Achievement in Directing, Documentary: for Haunting Douglas
Nominated for Best Documentary (with Shona McCullagh): for Haunting Douglas 

2005 ReelDance International Screendance Festival
(Australia)
Best Documentary: for Haunting Douglas

2004 Golden Gate Awards - San Francisco Film Festival (United States)
Nominated for Best Documentary Feature: for Haunting Douglas 

1999 Qantas Media Awards

Best Documentary: Relative Guilt