Central to the Soul

More than a music film


Much more than a Music Film

Selected for the 14th International Doc Edge Festival in 2019, Central to the Soul had a world premiere in Auckland and Wellington.

When reviewing the film for RNZ Jim Mora said “I have one criticism of the film… it could have been twice as long, with beautiful shooting and so charming and moving the way it captures communities”

The dam at Clyde, Lake Dunstan, the loss of orchards and rise of vineyards, the money and the movers all tell the story of communities in motion.

Director and film maker Bill Morris illustrates his film with performances from Hopetoun Brown in Tarras Hall, Adam McGrath in Arrowtown, Helen Webby in Bannockburn, Flora Knight and Sean Donald in Lowburn, Michael Hurst in Roxburgh and Rollicking Entertainment at large. He gently and subtly examines these stunningly beautiful locations, as folk gather to enjoy performances throughout the Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes district.

Central to the Soul is a film by Bill Morris funded by Central Lakes Trust, Creative New Zealand, Arts On Tour NZ and the Otago Community Trust.

The film Central to the Soul (2019) runs for 58 minutes. 

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