GARDENING WITH SOUL: Feature Documentary Trailer 

WINNER: Best Documentary-NZ Film Awards 2013


Filmed almost entirely on location in Island Bay, Wellington, Gardening with Soul follows Sister Loyola Galvin, the main gardener for the House of Compassion.

Filmmaker Jess Feast has been following Sister Loyola over the last year, charting her journey through the seasons which included her 90th birthday.  Through her garden, we begin to understand Loyola’s commitment to nurture all living things, especially those which ‘don’t get a good start’.  From her early work as a nurse, to her role as a nun raising children with disabilities, we see Loyola’s incredible energy and faith in her God carry her through the difficult times.

Director:  Jess Feast 

Producer: Vicky Pope

Editor: Annie Collins 

Cinematography: Gareth Moon 

Sound Design: John Mckay

Composer: David Long