Author Archives: Costa Botes

About Costa Botes

I'm a freelance film maker based in Wellington, New Zealand. I make mainly long form independent documentaries about characters I find interesting.

Act of Kindness

Interview with Alison Ficklin, Documentary Drive.Com http://documentarydrive.com/costa-botes-act-of-kindness Screening at Melbourne Documentary Film Festival, Sunday July 16th. Longplay, Time 6pm Address: 318 St Georges Rd, Fitzroy North

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Web Store is Back

My online DVD store was broken for months due to technical issues behind my ability to fix. I had to take the step of shutting it down and rebuilding it from scratch. A royal pain. Some aspects of the layout and … Continue reading

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Web Store Broken

My web store at costabotes.co.nz is busted. Has been for months thanks to the site host changing software and not informing me. It’s thrown a giant spanner in the works. Anyone who has tried to purchase DVDs will have experienced … Continue reading

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A long ramble with Simon Sweetman

For anyone interested, here’s a longish interview I did with critic/blogger/man about town Simon Sweetman for his podcast series. Look down the page for the link. Podcasts can also be accessed and downloaded (free) from iTunes.  http://offthetracks.co.nz/sweetman-podcast-episode-38-costa-botes/

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YouTube and you

When I refer to “you”, I presume I am addressing fellow creators – that is folks working in creative industries like music and film, making creative goods that can be traded online in return for income. In other words, fellow professionals. … Continue reading

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Where Silicon Valley wants us …

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/apr/24/the-new-feudalism-silicon-valley-overlords-advertising-necessary-evil?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

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Unsound

Worth a moment of your time … http://unsoundthemovie.com/about/

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