Shirley Horrocks, director of The Comics Show and Questions for Mr Reynolds, is one of New Zealand's leading directors and producers of documentaries. Shirley has been a frequent guest of our Festival.
She has specialised in making documentaries about the arts (the work and career of leading painters, photographers and writers) and about New Zealand society and culture, among them The New Oceania (2005), about Pacific novelist Albert Wendt and Marti: The Passionate Eye (2004), about photographer Marti Friedlander. Her most recent documentary Dance of the Instant, focuses on a significant moment in New Zealand's dance history during 1945-1947, immediately after World War II.
Her work has won a number of awards. She was born in Auckland, New Zealand. She has run her own production company, Point of View Productions, for 25 years.
Shirley will be attending the Wellington screenings of Dance of the Instant for a Q&A session after the film.
Films we have screened by this Director