Georgina Beyer, the charismatic star of the documentary Georgie Girl, is suffering from end-stage chronic renal failure. The world’s first ‘out transsexual’ to be elected to public office, Georgina, who is of Maori descent, has been an inspiration to many. She is an example of a courageous individual who overcame adversity, marginalisation and discrimination.

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He Toki Huna: New Zealand in Afghanistan
He Toki Huna: New Zealand in Afghanistan explores New Zealand’s military engagement in Afghanistan, taking viewers on the ground in Afghanistan with independent New Zealand journalist Jon Stephenson as he seeks eyewitness ...
Brother Number One
... follows Kiwi Rob Hamill, an Olympic and Trans-Atlantic rowing champion, to Cambodia where he seeks justice for his brother Kerry who was tortured and murdered in 1978. Kerry had been on board his yacht Foxy Lady with two ...
An Island Calling
On July 1, 2001, John Scott and his partner Greg Scrivener were killed in their home in Suva Fiji. John, from an old European-Fiji family and educated in New Zealand, was the Director-General of the Fiji Red Cross and worked ...
Elgar's Enigma
This documentary follows the theory that the English composer, Edward Elgar, was moved to write his Cello Concerto in Em by the WW1 death of a young New Zealand soldier, the son of Elgar’s first great love, Helen Weaver. The ...
Pacific Solution
This documentary looks at the daily lives of a number of Afghan boys from the MV Tampa, now living in Mangere, Auckland. Shot in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, Nauru and New Zealand, it traces the circumstances that led to their ...

William Mariner is a docudrama based on the dramatic life story of an English cabin boy shipwrecked in the Tongan Islands in 1806 -- he lived to tell, and write about, the tale, providing one of the most extensive ethnographies of early contact. Produced and directed with Rebekah Kelly with co-producer Nikki Mariner.

Winner, Best Editor, Rialto Screen Film Awards, 2013
Finalist, Best Documentary, Best Camera and Best Director, Rialto Screen Awards, 2013
Finalist, Best Non-Fiction Script, SWANZ, 2013
Winner, Best Director, AFTA Awards, 2011
Finalist, Best Non-Fiction Script, SWANZ, 2011
Winner, Best Documentary, Outtakes International Film Festival, Dallas, Texas 2010
Winner, Grand Prix, FIFO, Pacific International Documentary Film Festival of Tahiti, 2009
Winner, Best Documentary, Qantas Film and Television Awards 2008
Winner, Achievement in Camera, Qantas Film and Television Awards 2008
Finalist, Achievement in Directing, Qantas Film and Television Awards 2008
South Pacific Pictures Award for Achievement in Film 2008 (Women in Film and Television)
New Zealand Order of Merit 2007
Finalist, Best Camera, Air New Zealand Screen Awards 2007
Finalist, Best Director, Air New Zealand Screen Awards 2007
Finalist, Best Arts Documentary, Qantas Television Awards, New Zealand 2006
Finalist, Best Editing, Qantas Television Awards, New Zealand 2006
Honorable Mention, Media Peace Awards 2006
Audience Award, 2005 Commonwealth Film Festival, Manchester England
Honourable Mention, 2005 DOCNZ
Audience Award, 2002 Creteil International Film Festival, France
Audience Award for Best Documentary, 2002 Sydney International Film Festival
Excellence in Documentary Award, 2002 Frameline International Film Festival, San Francisco, USA
Audience Award, 2002 Queerdoc, Sydney
Best Documentary, 2002 7th International Festival of Gay and Lesbian Cinema of Madrid
Best Documentary, 2000 Cinemanila, Philippines Intern'l Film Festival
Certificate of Merit, 2000 San Francisco International Film Festival
Golden Eagle, Cine 2000, USA
Best Film, 2000 NZ Media Peace Awards
Audience Award, 1999 Sydney International Film Festival
Medianet Award, 1999 Munich Film Festival

Annie Goldson has been producing and directing award-winning documentaries, docudramas and experimental film/video for 20 years in the United States and New Zealand. She is known for producing films that are both politically engaged and formally innovative, such as Punitive Damage, released in cinemas in Australia, the US and New Zealand in 1999 and sold to major broadcasters such as HBO-Cinemax, ABC-Aust, ARD (Germany), WTN (Canada) and TVNZ). Another critically acclaimed documentary was Georgie Girl, released in 2002 (sales to Channel 4 (UK), POV (PBS), CBC, SBS, Canalplus and TVNZ). Both titles have also garnered major awards in film festivals.

Annie has completed six films in the last ten years, Sheilas: 28 Years On (2004), a history of second-wave feminism in New Zealand; Pacific Solution: From Afghanistan to Aotearoa (2005); Elgar’s Enigma: Biography of a Concerto (2006), An Island Calling (2008) and Brother Number One (as BNO Productions and Pan Pacific Films). Her most recent film He Toki Huna: New Zealand in Afghanistan aired recently on Maori Television with a feature version showing nationally at the New Zealand International Film Festival. Annie produced and directed He Toki Huna with Kay Ellmers. They receiving funding to distribute the film to all secondary schools and have written study guides to accompany the DVD.

Goldson is also a writer and has published articles in books and journals such as The Listener (NZ), Landfall, Screen, Semiotext(e), Social Text, and Studies in Documentary Film anongst others. In 2006, her book Memory, Landscape, Dad and Me was released through Victoria University Publications along with a reissue of a DVD of Wake, her 1994 film.

Annie has also been director of the biannual New Zealand International Documentary Conference held at the University of Auckland since 1996, and is a trustee on the board of DocEdge, the New Zealand International Documentary Film Festival. Annie received her PhD in Film and Television Studies from the University of Auckland and is currently Professor at Media, Film and Television int he School of Sociology at that institution.


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