WIFT member secures funding

Posted Tuesday 08 Nov 2016

Congratulations to WIFT member Tom Sainsbury who is one of the lucky recipients of the Vendetta/South Pacific Pictures feature film development fund.

Tom and his fellow creative were chosen from 170 entrantswho sent in ideas in response to the callout for dramatic/comedy feature films.

The successful creators are:

Tom Sainsbury & Chris Parker

Steven Page

Harry Watson

Miriam McCaleb

Rachel Jean, Head of Development for South Pacific Pictures says: "We were pleased to receive so many great ideas from all over New Zealand. After much debate, we've chosen four ideas which each stood out as having a succinct premise, entertaining characters, and huge potential for comedy - the main ingredients we think are required to attract our target of older audiences 55 plus and females aged 35-54."

Initial development will involve workshopping the ideas with the creators in a group setting under the guidance of Vendetta General Manager Jill Macnab, and South Pacific Pictures CEO Kelly Martin and Head of Development Rachel Jean. The seed fund will be used to support each creator to further develop their idea with a view to it being optioned and becoming part of Vendetta/South Pacific Pictures active development slate.

South Pacific Pictures and Vendetta Productions would like to thank all the applicants who applied.