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Intimacy can be tricky to bring to life on screen whether it be in a documentary or a drama. When done correctly, though, within an environment of safety and trust, it can organically unfold in front of our eyes.

To begin the new year, DEGANZ brings together director Ollie Lucks and editor Francis Glenday in a session moderated by Annie Collins to discuss the interesting and unique process of writing, directing and editing documentary There Is No ‘I’ in Threesome. This doco was one of the first to work with an intimacy co-ordinator. Discover what it took to bring such an intimate and personal story to the screen, the challenges (Spoiler Alert) of a scripted piece masquerading as a non-scripted one, and find out why the director and editor relationship is so important. Francis admits that “it was an unusual one because the naked talent on screen isn’t normally sitting next to you when you’re cutting it”.

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There Is No ‘I’ in Threesome

A candid documentary that follows a modern-day love story, exploring the ups, downs and pitfalls of an open relationship and what it means to be in love. Directed and Co-written by Ollie Lucks, and made with the support of the New Zealand Film Commission. Available on NEON.

About Ollie Lucks

Jan Oliver Lucks (Ollie) was born in Germany to an Iranian/Indian mother and German father. In 2005 he moved to Dunedin to study film. Together with Max Bellamy in 2014, he directed haunted baritone tale The Characteristics of C-Minor, which screened on BBC Knowledge and at a number of global festivals.

In 2015 Ollie began tailing ex-pro wrestler Wilbur McDougall for a popular Loading Docs short Wilbur Force, which premiered at NZIFF and became a Short of the Week on Vimeo. After the short was picked up by Māori Television it became a feature-length film titled Wilbur:The King in the Ring.

He has written, directed and edited since 2014. His credits include The Characteristics of C-Minor, Wilbur Force, Wilbur:The King in the Ring, and There Is No ‘I’ in Threesome.

About Francis Glenday

Francis Glenday is an editor & animator with 20 years experience, cutting on a wide range of projects from film through television and everything in between.

He has a long line of credits including POI E: The Story of our Song, for which he was nominated for Best Documentary Editor at the Rialto Channel NZ Film Awards 2017, This Town, Grand Designs New Zealand, Herbs: Songs of Freedom, Nigel Latta Blows Stuff Up, On Thin Ice and many more. He is currently in post-production for the documentary Frocks and Divas.