(2017 ☆ ARCHIVED) Polly Green - New Zealand

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POLLY GREEN (Flair Films) - Nominee for the 2017 Media Professional Award

Websiteshttp://pollyhgreen.com/ &  http://www.flairfilms.com/

Game. Only one can win. Freestyle kayak movie by Polly Green

Flair Films is dedicated to creating films that empower, inspire and help to create positive change in the world. They follow people who are dedicated to making a difference and are hands on in their pursuits.

Polly Green is the director, producer, videographer and editor for Flair Films with her passion for adventure, story telling ability and eye for detail setting her aside from her competitors. After graduating from University with a degree in Fine Art in 1991 she became a professional whitewater kayaker and travelled the world for ten years which eventually lead to her starting this production company.

With a thirst for adventure she has achieved many feats in kayaking including becoming the New Zealand National Freestyle Kayak Champion for two years and being ranked fifth in the world in 2003. She also took part in the all female first kayak descent of the rivers in Bhutan and has embarked on kayaking expeditions in over 25 countries.

Unsurprisingly, her passion for kayaking lead her to her first big break in filmmaking. As part of a National Geographic five-week sea kayaking expedition in Vietnam, she arrived in a small village in Uganda where she produced, directed and shot her first documentary, Nomads, which followed three white-water kayaking women who gave back to the village they were staying in. This went on to win multiple awards and was an official selection in over 30 film festivals worldwide.

She has since filmed in over 35 countries, with her footage being aired on ABC World News, TVNZ and TV 3. Her passion and inspiration for filmmaking juxtaposed with her humanitarian flair leaves the viewers feeling empowered and inspired. As a result of this she has produced multiple award winning films right around the world. 

Some of her awards include:

  • Winner Best Humanitarian Film, My HERO Film Festival, Santa Monica, CA USA
  • Best Paddling Documentary– Reel Film Festival-Canada
  • Daniel Delavergne Spirit Award– Ashville International Film Festival-North Carolina, USA
  • Best of the Fest in Action/Adventure -Tahoe/Reno International Film Festival- Nevada, USA
  • Best Documentary Action/Cut Short Film Competition– Studio City, California-USA
  • Finalist for Best Film on Mountain Culture and Environment– Wanaka Mountain Film Festival – Wanaka- New Zealand
  • Jury award for Action Sports Film– Mammoth Mountain Film Festival, California- USA.

Flair Films specialize in capturing and editing footage in the most remote locations around the world by using the newest lightweight digital equipment. This allows them to be on the move and ensure they capture action as it happens without a shot being missed. As a result they capture the highest quality uncompressed footage that is accepted by any network.

Outside of filmmaking and kayaking, Polly is also passionate about all things out doors including scuba diving, cycling, surfing and Ashtanga yoga.


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