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Girls Rock! Aotearoa

A celebratory and empowering documentary look at young Kiwi musicians banding together as they attend Girls Rock Camp Aotearoa, a yearly girls/non-binary only rock & roll themed camps where music is the medium to empower our young people. Created and run by female industry professionals like Bic Runga and Julia Deans wanting to change the power balance in the industry, we follow a central character i.e. A member (or members) of all-girl rock band from Socially Awkward (aged 13-15) in the process of attending the camp, the trials & tribulations of attending, and ultimately why this is incredibly groundbreaking and powerful kaupapa.

  • Morgan Albrecht
    Coco, Bird's Eye
  • Morgan Leigh Stewart
    Deathgasm, Stick To Your Gun, The F.E.U.C., K Rd Stories, Coco, Bird's Eye
  • Morgan Albrecht
    Coco, Bird's Eye
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    Music, Documentary
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    New Zealand
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Writer Biography - Morgan Albrecht

Morgan Albrecht attended the first intake of The Actor’s Program in Auckland in 2014. A few years spent doing what drama school graduates do in NZ - theatre, TV, short films, features films, lowkey garnering several NZ Film Award nominations, Morgan took the suggestion of a school tutor that she might have an even stronger flair for directing. She’s kept a focus on learning the craft from the ground up, assisting directors and producers at iconic Kiwi production company Flying Fish, and particularly falling in love with the world of documentary.

She is most proud of her most recent doco piece Coco for Radio New Zealand’s Wireless Docs, about Auckland mother Jo Galvin-Martinengo’s daughter Coco receiving a diagnosis of Angelman Syndrome, and their journey attending West Auckland Riding for the Disabled.

Morgan recently completed the forthcoming Loadng Docs short Bird’s Eye which follows accomplished aerial photographer Petra Leary in the lead up to her solo exhibition. Morgan has several long form documentary scripts in the pipeline.

Morgan also plays in several Auckland bands, is touring America with a Japanese punk band later in 2019 and plans to film it somehow even if she’s got her hands full with a guitar.

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