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Loading Docs 2018 - What Logan Did

Web (Full Length) – 2018

Young scientist Logan Williams became "infatuated" with an invasive algae called didymo, while studying at university. Outraged that his beloved South Canterbury rivers had been destroyed by this "rock snot", Williams developed an idea to turn it into recyclable consumer goods, such as plates and cups. Williams was a 2018 finalist for Young New Zealander of the Year Award; he has also developed polarised contact lenses for people with photosensitive epilepsy. This Loading Docs short documentary is directed by commercials producer Jane Mahoney.

So, after seeing didymo completely destroy the waterways I love, I was incredibly angry because I felt like no one was doing anything about it so I translated that anger to try and find a solution to didymo.
– Logan Williams, on why he created bioplastics out of didymo

Key Cast & Crew

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Stephen Gallagher


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Jane Mahoney

Director, Producer

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Josie Cox


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Julian Dyson


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Luana Barnes

Sound - Re-recording Mixer

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Shiv Sumer

Sound - Re-recording Mixer

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Notable Pictures