Doug Dillaman

Kaituhi Tūtahi | Contributing Writer

Doug edits tv and film, plays drums for Climate Change, wrote and directed the feature film Jake, and in 2014 got his MA in Creative Writing at the IIML. He's also unhealthily obsessed with film and music and has been writing about both for most of his adult life. Follow him on Twitter @dillamonster.

Everything By: Doug Dillaman


Twenty-six years after The Piano, Doug Dillaman goes to Cannes and finds that New Zealand films are conspicuously nowhere to be seen.


Beyond This Horizon: An Oceanic Feeling

Already a lover of cinema and the sea, Doug Dillaman considers Dr. Erika Balsom's new book and curatorial projects within a wider world of watery imagery on screen.


Nothing Like Family

Doug Dillaman and the unlikely, unconventional and uncommon family as featured in the New Zealand International Film Festival.


The Future of Cinema: The Film Festival at 50

Nearing the start of the New Zealand International Film Festival, Doug Dillaman considers what role the festival plays in this changing era of film.


Kill the Auteur, Make Something Great

All good things must come to an end. And so should auteur theory, if cinema is to advance.


Review: New Zealand's Best 2017


Nothing Easy To Digest: A Review of Risk

Doug Dillaman considers the elusive character of Julian Assange in Risk at this years New Zealand International Film Festival.


The Pantograph Punch is delighted to present Faces, Places as part of the 2017 New Zealand International Film Festival. Ahead of the films debut Doug Dillaman considers the illustrious Agnès Varda, the woman behind it all.


Cannes at home! While you obviously can’t watch the same films, the competition’s full established auteurs with rich filmographies. Why not put together a watch-along plan?


Art on the arts: DocEdge Picks 2017

Doug Dillaman on the documentaries you can't miss at this year's DocEdge Festival.


Resistance Cinema in a Seller's Market

In a polemical world, is good documentary withering?


Doug Dillaman gets the inside perspective from Brian Boyd while digging into MONA’s bold attempt to present great art that advances evolutionary theories of its origin – or is it the other way around?


On forgiveness


Best Worst Podcast: 2016 NZIFF wrap-up (Pt I)

Join Doug Dillaman and Jacob Powell – joined by Metro film writer David Larsen – as they go head-to-head for the Best Worst Podcast wrap-up of the Festival in 2016.


Doug Dillaman reports back from week 3 of the NZIFF


Review: Green Room

Bold, bracing and highly accomplished, punk-rock lockdown thriller Green Room cuts close to the bone. For those who can stomach it, Jeremy Saulnier’s film delivers an authentic, unsettling experience.


Doug Dillaman on four convention-busting NZIFF documentaries.


Spectral Visions: New Zealand at the NZIFF


Doug Dillaman reviews Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, 1 March 2013, Auckland.


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