Loading Docs 2022 has announced the eight projects selected to take part in their ninth season titled Powers of Emotion. Our members are among the different teams selected, and are now looking to secure funding.

Director Sophie Black will explore the mysterious phenomenon of psychogenic illness in Believing is Seeing. With the help of Dr. Robert Bartholomew, this short discovers the effect of technological advancement on our brains – is social media making us sick?

Shred, set to be directed by Harry Wynn, follows male bodybuilders as they prepare for a local competition. Pushing the pursuit of looking good to the extreme, these young men deal with the pressure of social media as they try to achieve an unattainable physique.

The E Blacks follows kiwi video gamers as they fight for the chance to represent their country at the Commonwealth Games. For the first time ever Esports will be included in a major international sporting event and the pressure is on to level up for the event. The E Blacks will be directed by DEGANZ member Ashley Pitman and produced by Rajneel Singh.

Produced by Vea Mafile’o, Beneath the Surface follows a world champion swimmer as she prepares for the Commonwealth Games. Revealing hidden truths about her experiences and motivations, the short is as much about equality as it is about the pool.

The teams behind each project must now raise $3,500 through their Boosted crowdfunding campaigns. Once achieved, the teams will unlock funding from Loading Docs and go on to produce their films.

See here for more information about the projects and to support your fellow filmmakers. Loading Docs is funded by NZ on Air, with support from NZ Film Commission and Te Māngai Pāho.

Congratulations and good luck to our members!

Last updated on 21 April 2022