Writer and Director of Revenge of the Follicle: Samantha Dutton
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The writer, director and producer of Revenge of the Follicle, Samantha Dutton is a filmmaker based in Auckland, New Zealand. Born in South Africa and raised in New Zealand, her filmmaking focuses on presenting female stories and experiences as an immigrant. She recently produced Hit: A Short Film, written and directed by Nahyeon Lee, which is about a woman who reclaims autonomy over her body through boxing. Revenge of the Follicle will be her directorial debut.
Samantha’s non-fiction works include short documentaries about artist-run space Inky Palms, Toby Morris (political cartoonist), and a documentary series celebrating local female creatives in Auckland. Her latest documentary centers on her father making African cuisine by fire and a cast iron pot. Penelope Prick, a comic created by Samantha is published in Wellington-based Mimicry journal and her critical essay “Ruptures of a stressed body” is published in Atlas—a literary medical journal.