Grant Dixon (2019 Speaker)

Grant Dixon, Film maker, Electronics Technicians Certificate, Diploma of Divinity (LTh), Master of Communications (Victoria University)

Grant Dixon will be presenting his film “The Big Fat Lie” and there will be an opportunity to interact with the film maker and ask him questions.

Grant is an independent film and television documentary maker. He researches, produces, writes, and directs broadcast quality documentaries that pick up on issues of public interest and social concern.

Previously Grant made films and documentaries for the New Zealand National Film Unit, TVNZ and TV3, that include the 1996 TV3 ‘Earthquakes’ documentary that predicted the destructive outcomes of the 22nd February 2011 Christchurch quake. A recut has received more than 130,000 YouTube views.

Grant became plant-based 8 years ago after he heard an interview with Dr Caldwell Esselstyn on Radio New Zealand. He has since become passionate about the need to reform Ministry of Health heart and cancer health policy.

Since 2015 Grant has produced four documentaries, three of which have been successfully shown on broadcast television. As well they all were officially accepted into international film festivals and have won numerous awards including ‘Best Documentary’ and ‘Best Editing’.

Grant’s latest feature length documentary ‘The Big FAT Lie’ has so far been accepted into four international film festivals, – one as a semi-finalist. This film is currently being road-showed around New Zealand and screened in cities and towns that include: Auckland, Christchurch, Whangarei, Alexandra, Dunedin, Hastings, Waipukurau, Palmerston North, Hamilton, Gisborne, Nelson and Wellington.

TBFL & 4 Film Fest laurels

Session: Saturday
Topic: Showing of documentary film “The Big Fat Lie” with Q&A after

Research shows that 80% of heart attacks and a third of cancers would be prevented if New Zealanders took up a whole foods, plant based lifestyle. This film calls for a radical change in government health policy, to state that heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and many diseases and cancers can be prevented or reversed by adopting a whole foods, plant based lifestyle.