Pecking Order

Run Times:
88 min
Doug Bain, Mark Lilley, Rhys Lilley, Brian Glassey, Brett Hawker, Sarah Bunton, Ian Selby, Marina Steinke
Slavko Martinov
Slavko Martinov
Plot Summary

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 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.

Festivals and Awards

Hot Docs, Canada, April 2017
New Zealand International Film Festival, May 2017
Edinburgh International Film Festival, UK, June 2017
Traverse City Film Festival, USA, July 2017
Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia, August 2017
Down Under Berlin Film Festival, Germany, September 2017
Milwaukee Film Festival, USA, September 2017
Markham Fair, Canada, September 2017
Warsaw Film Festival, Poland, October 2017
Minsk International Film Festival “Listapad”, Belarus, November 2017
Perth International Arts Festival, Australia, December 2017