NZOA funds stories of design, music and more

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.

Funding details:
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.

Read the press release and full list of grant recipients.