Art historian, gallery director and photography enthusiast Luit Bieringa added filmmaking to his bow in 2006. Made for TVNZ's Artsville series, his doco Ans Westra: Private Journeys/Public Signposts played in extended form at the 2006 NZ Film Festival. Bieringa followed it with The Man in the Hat, a portrait of art dealer Peter McLeavey, and 2016 festival title The HeART of the Matter, a documentary on art education.
The Man in the Hat is a nicely assembled and affectionate introduction to a great Wellingtonian. Do see it. Dominion Post reviewer Graeme Tuckett, on The Man in the Hat