I committed to developing a model of filmmaking that takes advantage of the new digital technologies to create a financially sustainable, low-budget but professional film practice that is prolific, vigorous, independent and above all, relevant to our society.
Since 1985, I have been working together with filmmaker Shane Loader, and what brings us together in our filmmaking pursuits, is our interest in telling character-based stories, stories sourced from our communities where big themes play out in modest circumstances, stories that explore the human condition and have the power to move and touch us.
Without extensive crews, large lighting set-ups, copious amounts of equipment etc. - all the trappings that are taken as the norm within the Hollywood model - story and performance are, for us, our greatest resource and asset. This is where we have chosen to put our energy as filmmakers - into sharpening our abilities to tell a story through characters who bear the stamp of authenticity and truthfulness.
Name: Andrea Bosshard
Lives in: Wellington, New Zealand
Occupation: Director and Screenwriter