Based in National Genre Film

Pietra Brettkelly

Pietra is known for telling unique, intimate, cinematic films. She relishes her sense of curiosity, and finds herself in the career of her dreams – glimpsing into the worlds of others, across culture, language, gender, religion, to celebrate diversity.

Her most recent film A FLICKERING TRUTH was the New Zealand selection for the Best Foreign Language section of the Academy Awards. And her 2008 film THE ART STAR AND THE SUDANESE TWINS won the World Cinema Documentary Editing Award at Sundance Film Festival and screened in over 100 film festivals.

2015 A FLICKERING TRUTH, Venice Film Festival, Toronto Film Festival
2012 MAORI BOY GENIUS, Berlin Film Festival
2008 THE ART STAR AND THE SUDANESE TWINS, winner, Best Editing, Sundance Film Festival
2003 BEAUTY WILL SAVE THE WORLD, World Premier AFI Film Festival

Her awards include the NZFC Producer’s Award, Qantas Film and Television Best Documentary Director, Best Director, EIDF Seoul Korea, Best Documentary Whistler Film Festival, Canada, Special Jury Prize Zurich Film Festival.

Pietra has in her career been supported by the New Zealand Film Commission, the Sundance Institute, Gucci Tribeca Fund, BritDoc and the Binger Film Lab.