//Via Comedy TV is Dead.
Tripod up. Mic turned on. Tell the truth. Documentary filmmaking should be easy really, shouldn’t it?
That’s clearly what Sid Carter thought when deciding to tell the David vs Goliath story about how the small New Zealand town of Woodville fought off the greedy and corrupt Belgian Petrochemical Corporation (apparently headed by the King of Belgium), who wanted to demolish the town’s beloved Rugby Club and blight the community with a polluting petrochemical plant. And yet, somehow, the act of actually telling this gripping story from the medium of a ‘doco’ is proving more troublesome that expected for him.
Woodville is a thoroughly charming web series, less ‘mockumentary’, more ‘mocku-making of a mockumentary’. The plot follows the softly spoken and well-meaning Sid who, despite being a little short of the actual facts and a little prone to dramatic hyperbole, is genuinely enthused to tell the not-so-gargantuan story about how a chemical plant was going to be built-in his town, and then wasn’t.
Read the rest of the review here: http://comedytvisdead.com/2013/07/18/new-zealand-web-series-asks-would-woodville-win-quite-simply-yes/