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Briar March

Briar March’s films are diverse but grounded in a passionate desire to connect, foster debate, and inspire social change. There Once was an Island: Te Henua a Nnoho, is an award-winning feature documentary on climate change, receiving over 30 international awards, including an IDA nomination, Qantas Film & Television Award, One World Media Award, and the Grand Jury prize at FIFO. Other films include Allie Eagle and Me (2004), Michael & His Dragon (2010), Promenade (2010), Sic Wid It (2010), Smoke Songs (2011), which was a finalist for the Student Academy Awards, and A Place to Call Home (2016). In 2017 she helmed the musical short The Coffin Club, which captured six million+ views online, premiered at SXSW, and was featured on National Geographic digital, and Upworthy. More recently Briar worked as a field director and second unit cinematographer for the documentary feature Anote’s Ark (2018). The film was selected for official competition at Sundance. Briar’s most recent film, Mothers of the Revolution, on the historical Women’s Peace Camp at Greenham Common in the UK, is now showing in cinemas throughout New Zealand. She is currently in post-production with Dame Valerie Adams: MORE THAN GOLD, a feature documentary about the decorated shot putter’s final Olympic campaign in Tokyo. Briar has an MFA in Documentary Filmmaking from Stanford University in California, and a BFA in Fine Arts from the University of Auckland.