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Jul 17, 2011

New Zealand based documentary filmmaker, Leanne Pooley, established the independent production company Spacific Films based in New Zealand.  Her earlier documentaries include: Relative Guilt, Kiwi Buddha, and Haunting Douglass about modern dancer and choreographer Douglas Wright.

Leanne has made the award winning documentary films: The Promise, Try Revolution, and Being Billy Apple.

Leanne more recently created the documentary The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls, a film about the lives of lesbian, singing, twin sister comedy duo, the Topp Twins. It has won many international awards including audience awards at Toronto, Melbourne, and Gothenburg, and won Best Feature at the NZ Film & TV Awards and was the most successful NZ documentary of all time.

Leanne is also directing Shackleton's Captain, a documentary about Frank Worsley, captain of Shackleton's Endurance, and is producing the documentary Finding Mercy.