Posted Monday 15 May 2017
Big ups to our members at Notable Pictures, Warner Bros and Imagination TV - their projects are among those to secure NZ On Air funding in the final round before the funding model gets a radical revamp.
Design Junkies, 6 x 1hr broadcast plus 20 x 10 mins online, Warner Bros NZ for TVNZ 1, $718,233
Grand Designs 3, 10 x 1 hr, Imagination Television for Three, $900,000
The Curse Of The Chills, 1 x 90 min, Notable Pictures for Prime TV, $100,000
Design Junkies is a celebration of the Kiwi obsession with DIY design and innovation. Eight designers will turn junk into beautiful hand-crafted artworks; the winner will take their designs to the Milan Fair. Meanwhile the popular architectural series Grand Designs will be back for a third season following the trials and tribulations as a group of New Zealanders build their design triumphs.
The Curse Of The Chills, a feature length documentary for Prime, follows Martin Phillips, lead singer of the iconic band, as he reconciles his music collection with his remaining musical ambition.
From 1 July investments will be made from a platform-neutral fund, the NZ Media Fund. The fund has four streams: Factual, Scripted, Music and the closed stream Platforms. The Factual and Scripted streams can consider content for television, online and radio. More information can be found here.