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Briar March

Director, Editor, Cinematographer

Briar March released her first feature documentary, Allie Eagle and Me — about artist Allie Eagle — in 2004. That year, she got a Bachelor in Fine Arts from Auckland University's Elam School of Fine Arts. Her award-winnning climate change documentary There Once Was an Island played at 50+ festivals. Following studies at California's prestigious Stanford University, the Fulbright scholar returned home to make social housing doco A Place to Call Home. Her musical short The Coffin Club won six million+ views online. After completing protest doco Mothers of the Revolution, she began making a film about champion shot-putter Valerie Adams.

I really have a wide taste in films, but as for documentaries I mostly seek out the ones that break conventions, mix mediums, and tell stories in unique and fresh ways. I am especially inspired by documentaries that have a raw and honest quality to them, and make us feel deeply moved in some way. Briar March in an interview The Lumière Reader writer Doug Dillaman, 14 December 2015