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Roseanne Liang

Director, Writer

 Roseanne Liang

 Roseanne Liang
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Roseanne Liang

Chinese New Zealander Roseanne Liang has taken an unusual path into filmmaking. She first made a splash with documentary Banana in a Nutshell, based on her own cross-cultural romance with a European Kiwi. The film won her multiple awards, including SPADA New Filmmaker of 2005. In 2011, after winning in Berlin with shortfilm Take 3, Liang turned her real-life romance into movie My Wedding and Other Secrets.

Probably the most difficult thing was separating the documentary from the film. Even though the documentary forms the backbone of the film, you really have to find out what makes fiction work.  
 
 

Screenography

Screenography
 Role/s
 My Wedding and Other Secrets

My Wedding and Other Secrets

Writer
Director

2011

 A Thousand Apologies

A Thousand Apologies

Director
Writer

2008

 Take 3

Take 3

Director
Writer
Editor

2007

 Banana in a Nutshell

Banana in a Nutshell

Director
Writer
Producer
Editor

2005

 Rest Stop

Rest Stop

Director

2005

 Secret Agent Men

Secret Agent Men

Assistant Editor

2003 - 2004

 Being Eve - Being Upstaged

Being Eve - Being Upstaged

Assistant Editor

2002

 Filmworthy

Filmworthy

Director
Writer

2001


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Awards

2011 Aotearoa Film and Televison Awards
Best Screenplay for a Feature Film (shared with Angeline Loo): for My Wedding and Other Secrets
Nominated for Best Director in a Feature Film
Nominated for Best Feature Film

2008 Berlinale - Berlin Film Festival
Crystal Bear - Special Mention (Generation 14plus section): for Take 3

2008 Valladolid International Film Festival (Spain)
Audience Award for Best Foreign Short: for Take 3

2008 Show Me Shorts Film Festival (New Zealand)
Best Technical Contribution, for her Editing: for Take 3

2006 Asian Festival of First Films
Best Director of Documentary: for Banana in a Nutshell

2006 Air New Zealand Screen Awards
Nominated for Best Digital Feature: for Banana in a Nutshell

2005 SPADA New Filmmaker of the Year Award

2005 Asia NZ Film Festival
Best Director: for Banana in a Nutshell