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Leonie Reynolds

Scriptwriter, Documentary Filmmaker

Leonie is a scriptwriter and documentary filmmaker. Her first documentary, Hard Words, won the Rangatahi Award at the New Zealand Media Peace Awards.

She has written and directed a number of documentaries, and a short comedy, which have played on New Zealand television and in festivals both in New Zealand and overseas. She has also worked as a storyliner and dialogue scriptwriter for South Pacific Pictures’ Shortland Street.

As a journalist, Leonie has written on theatre and film for publications including the NZ Herald, NZ Listener, Pavement, OnFilm, Quote Unquote, Art New Zealand, Illusions, and Monica, and has appeared as a film reviewer for TVNZ’s Breakfast and the arts programme Backchat.

She is currently in post production on a feature length documentary about Wellington playwright Jo Randerson.

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