Mister Sunshine

Meet the millionaire who became a shoeshine man peddling goodwill and cheer throughout Auckland.


Never in a thousand years did Larry Woods believe he’d become a shoeshine man. In the 1980s, the flamboyant businessman was “made”, a chauffeur-driven millionaire whose extravagant exploits even made tabloid fodder.

This is the story of one man’s revelation for change and the pivotal moment that led him there, from a lifestyle of wealthy self-indulgence to becoming an ambassador of goodwill and cheer.

Director: Eldon Booth, Producer: Alex Lovell


Loading Docs is a series of incredible 3-minute documentaries from New Zealand. 

The theme for 2016 is ‘change’. The short documentaries explore this theme in a variety of ways. Some share personal stories of dramatic change, others address major social, political and environmental changes, and all have the potential to change the way viewers think and feel.

Watch the other shorts and find out more at: www.loadingdocs.net

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9 Aug 2016