A Distinctly Kiwi Documentary About The Circle Of Life
In an eggshell, this feel-good, feather-ruffling documentary can be summed up as Best In Show with chickens. The difference between Best In Show and Pecking Order however, is that this human-chicken love story is the real deal.
Fierce rivalries, club infighting, problematic birds and irregular judging are just some of the challenges faced by a group of zealous Kiwi chicken breeders hell bent on victory at the 2015 National Poultry Show.
This feel-good feather-ruffling flockumentary takes you into the distinctly Kiwi world of competitive poultry pageantry, inhabited by a group of understated, witty and likable chicken obsessives hell bent on victory at the 2015 New Zealand National Poultry Show. This comedy-drama about the circle of life, power struggles and the need for progress, follows members of the Christchurch Poultry, Pigeon and Bantam Club struggling to peak at nationals while decades of club infighting threaten to tear their 148-year old club apart.
PRODUCERS: Slavko Martinov, Mike Kelland, David Brechin-Smith
DIRECTOR: Slavko Martinov
WRITER: Slavko Martinov
EDITOR: Mike Kelland
DP: Mike Kelland
About the Director, Slavko Martinov:
Born and raised in Christchurch, New Zealand, Slavko founded screen activist group Sabineprogram in 2012 and created a new genre (propumentary) for his debut feature film Propaganda, which Michael Moore awarded the top prize at the Academy-qualifying Traverse City Film Festival in 2013. Slavko has written, produced and directed two theatrical features (Pecking Order and Propaganda) and two prime-time television documentaries (The Nip Tuck Trip and One 16th).
Pecking Order is showing in the Entertainment Tent on Thursday at 7PM at the Markham Fair.