I wanted to thank all of you for sharing your stories with the world in the Pecking Order documentary. I had the absolute pleasure of seeing it this morning here in Toronto Ontario Canada at a HotDocs screening. I was invited by a friend and had no clue what I was going to see – what an absolute treat! I loved every minute of it. I laughed, groaned and might even have shed a happy tear or two. You all opened my eyes to a world I knew nothing about and I know that I will now look at chickens with a totally new level of respect and with different eyes.
Your love of your chickens shone through – thank you for sharing that with the rest of us.
Mark, our president, replied:
Thanks for those kind words. We get to see it for the first time on Tuesday night at the New Zealand premiere. For me in particular it’s a time of nervous anticipation of what it’s going to be like and what we come across like so your words are very reassuring.
When this documentary filming process started I anticipated it would be shown locally and to now find that it is being shown on the international stage at film festivals is quite overwhelming at times. I find myself in demand for media interviews which is a totally different world to where I normally operate. So it is great to hear that an outsider to this world such as yourself (from the other side of the world) saw the documentary and really enjoyed it. I appreciate that you took the time to send the email and let us know what you thought.
Christchurch Poultry, Bantam and Pigeon Club
Alisa’s reply to Mark’s email:
The pleasure was sincerely all mine. The documentary was very well received by the whole audience this morning so I think you can safely relax and sit back and enjoy your premiere showing.
In all honesty, I had absolutely no idea what it was about and within minutes of it starting I was enthralled. Your world and love of chickens was beautifully captured but in a way that was real and poignant while also incredibly humorous and fun.
I hope you love it as much as we all did. Enjoy your moment in the spotlight – it is well deserved.