Costa Botes - A Filmmakers Journey


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Costa Botes - A Filmmakers Journey

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Costa Botes - A Filmmakers Journey Part 3 – 01-11-2023( 0:45:42)       
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In part three of A Filmmaker's Journey, Costa Botes talks about his final group of films - The Last Dogs of Winter, An Act of Kindness, Angie and When the Cows Come Home. He also talks about his admiration for filmmaker Wim Enders, the future of cinema and muses on the meaning of life. The music includes a track from his favourite guitarist Jeff Beck and a track by Costa himself.
Published: 1/11/2023 9:30:00 a.m.
Costa Botes - A Filmmakers Journey Part 2 – 25-10-2023( 0:58:12)       
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In part two of A Filmmaker's Journey, Costa Botes talks about making his first documentary feature with Sam Hunt, conceiving his masterpiece Forgotten Silver, the trials and tribulations of his first narrative feature Saving Grace, the marathon of documenting Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy and how fast turnaround television helped him sharpen his directing skills. And we’ll be playing more of Costas favourite music (Ry Cooder, Nils Lofgrin and Little Feat) and hearing about the movies that inspired him
Published: 25/10/2023 9:15:00 a.m.
Costa Botes - A Filmmakers Journey Part 1 – 18-10-2023( 0:54:41)       
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In part one of this wide ranging conversation Costa Botes describes his early life as an immigrant, the cinema that inspired him toward a career in film, how he made his first films and meeting Peter Jackson. Costa is also an accomplished musician and along the way we’ll listen to some of his favourite songs as well as descriptions of his favourite films.
Published: 18/10/2023 10:45:00 a.m.

Costa Botes is perhaps best known for his 1995 feature Forgotten Silver. Conceived by Costa and written and directed by Costa and Peter Jackson it is one of the great classics of NZ cinema. Costa also chronicled the making of Peter Jackson’s groundbreaking Lord of the Rings project. But that’s only a sample of his achievements.

Host: Andrew Johnstone

Produced By: Free FM


Category: Arts and Culture

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