Zoe McIntosh


Zoe McIntosh first won attention for a documentary on mail order brides, made while she studying at Ilam Art School in Christchurch. In 2010 Lost in Wonderland, her documentary about idiosyncratic barrister Rob Moodie, won the Qantas award for Best Popular Documentary. Currently developing a feature and directing commercials, McIntosh has also helmed award-winning gangster-on-holiday short Day Trip and bogan buddy romp The Deadly Ponies Gang.

With a gentle and intelligent touch, McIntosh (assisted by Costa Botes' sensitive editing) probes the man behind the news clips and finds a beguiling and self-aware human beneath the surface. NZ Herald critic Peter Calder, reviewing Lost in Wonderland, 20 August 2009