J Ollie Lucks

Director, Editor

German born J Ollie Lucks moved to Dunedin to study film in 2005. Together with Max Bellamy, he directed haunted baritone tale The Characteristics of C-Minor, which screened on BBC Knowledge and in a run of international festivals. In 2015 Lucks began tailing ex-pro wrestler Wilbur McDougall for both a popular Loading Docs short, and the feature-length documentary Wilbur: The King in the Ring. His editing work includes Inside New Zealand entry Wildman, and episodes of second-generation Kiwi series Both Worlds.

The filmmakers, J Ollie Lucks and Max Bellamy, have captured the story with finesse, all the moody scenes and soaring performance pieces adding up to a concise masterpiece in miniature. Paul Casserly reviewing The Characteristics of C-Minor, The NZ Herald, 7 February 2014