Documentary Pecking Order explores the world of bird breeding. The self-described "feelgood flockumentary" canvases the personalities, power plays, fowl play and ‘best in show’ fervour of the 148-year-old Christchurch Poultry, Bantam and Pigeon Club, as members prepare for the national championships. The film's Kiwi director Slavko Martinov earlier conned many viewers with the YouTube release of his debut feature Propaganda, which he described as "a social experiment about propaganda". Radio New Zealand reviewer Simon Morris found the film "hugely entertaining".
My wife says that I love them more than her!– One of the club members
Available to buy and rent from NZ Film On Demand
World premiere on 29 April 2017 in Toronto, as part of the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival
New Zealand premiere on 9 May 2017 in Christchurch, as part of the NZ International Film Festival