Pair bringing southern stories alive in docos

LAUREN HAYES
Last updated 05:00 05/03/2014
Southland documentary
NICOLE GOURLEY/ Fairfax NZ

SOUTHERN FOCUS: Southland filmmakers Marolyn Diver and David Dudfield are looking forward to the premiere of their documentary series, focusing on historic southern landmarks like the Invercargill water tower.

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Homesick Southlanders will be able to get a taste of home online this month, with a documentary series exploring the region's history set to go live.

Southland filmmakers David Dudfield and Marolyn Diver have wrapped up a 10-episode series of mini-documentaries about historic southern places, called A Moment of Your Time.

The three-minute document-aries, each focusing on a different southern landmark, will screen on Cue TV weeknights from Monday, but will also be available online for Southland ex-pats all over the world to view.

A lot of ex-pats, especially those in the United Kingdom, liked to keep in touch with their Southland backgrounds, Dudfield said.

It was also important to provide the resident community with stories from its own history, in contrast to the overload of international history on television, he said.

"You watch History Channel and there's all this Australian stuff . . . we just wanted to bring something local into it."

The series was filmed at nights and during weekends in December and January and was edited in February.

It was exciting to share the project with the community, and the pair had already begun brainstorming ideas for future documentaries, Dudfield said.

A book to accompany the series is also planned to be released in a few months.

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