Based in Otago Genre Film

Jan Oliver Lucks

J.Ollie Lucks has a striking visual aesthetic, and a strong belief that the filmmaking process can be transformative. His work often plays with documentary conventions, challenging the line between fact and fiction.

Ollie's 2014 documentary short The Characteristics of C-Minor, made for the BBC, has been screened and won awards at 20 international film festivals. His 2015 documentary Wilbur Force premiered at the New Zealand International Film Festival and was viewed more than 230.000 times online.

When not pursuing his own projects as director, Ollie edits New Zealand documentaries such as Wild Man in 2013 (TV3), Deer Devils in 2015 (Prime) or the Julia Parnell series Both Worlds in 2016 (TV3).

Jan Oliver Lucks's Projects