Lynley Dodd Documentary Edited by Josh Yong

DEGANZ member Josh Yong has edited The Spinoff’s recent documentary, Lynley Dodd: Writing the Pictures, Painting the Words. This piece invites viewers into the whimsical world of the beloved writer and illustrator of the Hairy Maclary children’s books.

This special one-off documentary celebrates Dame Lynley Dodd as she shares insight into her creative process and the inspiration behind some of her most memorable tales. She even opens up about her latest project, which has been ten years in the making.

While her books about Hairy Maclary and the gang have entertained children and parents alike for nearly 40 years, this documentary takes audiences for the first time on an intimate journey of how she transforms life experiences into art.

Josh worked with director Susan Leonard (Te Arawa) and Hex Work Productions, supported by NZ On Air, on this nostalgic and delightful trip down memory lane.

Congratulations to Josh on the release!

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Last updated on 11 July 2022