Dollars Roll in for Feature Films

Posted Tuesday 23 Jun 2015

Congratulations to WIFT members Catherine Fitzgerald and Cass Avery for successfully navigating their way through the Feature Film Production Investment funding round at NZFC. The original release from NZFC had some errors which they have now corrected. Their new release was too late for E News - but we've amended the story here - and it's still great news about the funding!

Conditional offers for four feature films were made at NZFC's last board meeting, bringing the total number of feature films invested in during the financial year to 16,  the largest number of feature films ever supported in a single 12 month period.

The films to look out for are:

One Thousand Ropes
Tusi Tamaese's follow-up to The Orator. A traditional Samoan midwife's ordered existence is thrown off balance by the arrival of his bruised daughter seeking his protection. Produced by Catherine Fitzgerald, the Australasian distributor is Transmission and International sales agent Mongrel Media.

The End Game
A feature length documentary being directed by Michelle Walshe and Justin Pemberton with Cass Avery as producer. Tim White is the executive producer and Australasian distribution is by Transmission.

For all funding decisions, click here.