Illusions - Ann Hardy
It is attitudes such as these, which overlook the input provided by others while implying that film-making in New Zealand is properly the province of individual male heroes, that Deborah Shepard’ important new book, a chronological study of the history of New Zealand women’s involvement in film, sets out to challenge.
New Zealand Books - Nicholas Reid
Shepard gives us a very full survey of all the women who have made films or worked on films in New Zealand. It is judiciously illustrated with apt photographs (they all have the merit of representing films that are actually discussed on the same page). It concludes with a very comprehensive filmography of all the film makers discussed. Obviously it is going to be a standard reference book and textbook for some years to come.