New to DocPlay in April and May

If you love documentaries and are seeking fresh streaming pastures beyond Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, TVNZ OnDemand and Lightbox, DocPlay could be your new field of dreams.

The Screen Australia-backed Madman Entertainment service launched nearly three-and-a-half years ago with more than 130 documentary movies, TV series and programmes.

It now has a library that tops 700 titles (600+ movies, 100+ series). Although only a handful are post-2018, there are some outstanding older titles, ranging from the French wartime TV franchise Apocalypse to the upcoming 2011 series, The Story of Film: An Odyssey.

NZ and Australian productions account for 40% of the DocPlay line-up, which covers 27 genres, from music, history and politics, to sport, fashion and science, and claims a “significant number” of exclusives.

During April the latter will include Jiro Dreams of Sushi and Midnight Family and classics Touching the Void and Super Size Me.

New titles are added twice weekly and the platform is across almost every streaming device (Samsung TV, Apple TV, desktop, tablet, mobile) for streaming in up to 1080p.

Subscribers can choose from a monthly fee of $A6.95 or an annual rate of $A69.50.

Here’s what’s coming up this month and next:

April 2

Fish Out Of Water

Touching The Void

Beyond The Edge

April 6

Howard on Menzies

Go Back to Where You Came From (S1-3)

Molly and Mobarak

After The American Dream

April 9

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Decoding Deepak

Gardening With Soul

Paul Williams: Still Alive

April 13



Fahrenheit 9/11


April 16


April 20

The Story of Film: An Odyssey

Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction

April 23

Le Grand Bal

Studio 54: The Documentary

April 27

Super Size Me

Chicken People

Very Semi Serious

April 30

Midnight Family


May 4

Eric Clapton: Life In 12 Bars

Still Bill

May 7

The Land of the Bears

Pelican Dreams

Project Nim

May 11

Flying Miners

Last Train Home

May 14

House of Z


Vidal Sassoon: The Movie

Yellow Is Forbidden

May 18

Four Corners: Cyber War

Panama Papers

May 21

TT: Closer to the Edge


Fighting Spirit: Wheeling Diggers’ Invictus Dream

May 25


The Swell Season Don’t Stop the Music

May 28

Love Antosha

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