More WIFTer funding success for new and returning content

Posted Tuesday 31 Jul 2018

Keep up the applause because these members have received funding for their new content:
Augusto Funny As: The Story of New Zealand Comedy; Warner Bros Intl TV Productions NZ for David Lomas Investigates; Great Southern Television for The Checkup; Imagination Television for Holding Court; Scottie Douglas Productions for Off The Grid; Ruckus Media for Patrick Gower: The High Road; Rogues Productions for Crash Test Mummies; Screentime New Zealand for Recovery; NZME for The Second Wave of P for; Tikilounge Productions for Talune - Ship Of Death; AC Productions for The Wahine Disaster 50 Years On; and TVNZ for Mercy Ships.
...and also for these members who have received NZOA funding for returning content:
Warner Bros Intl TV Productions NZ for Design Junkies 2; Top Shelf Productions for Making New Zealand 3; Rogue Productions for Anika Moa Unleashed 2; TVNZ for Country Calendar 2019; Attitude Pictures for Attitude Awards 2018.

Meanwhile it's heartening to see that regional content is also getting a boost. NZOA will fund Local Focus, a project by Kay Ellmers and the team at Very Nice Productions that will tell stories from Manawatu, Hawkes Bay, Bay Of Plenty and Waikato.


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WIFTer funding success for comedy and drama

Posted Tuesday 31 Jul 2018

A big round of applause to South Pacific Pictures, Screentime New Zealand and Great Southern Television, who have received funding to tell a bunch of very Kiwi stories in NZOA's latest funding round. SPP's improvised sitcom Educators will screen on TVNZ On Demand and star a dysfunctional bunch of staff at a Kiwi secondary school. SPP was also awarded funding for series 5 of the popular Westside, to screen on Three. Great Southern Television will produce Jonah: The Untold Story, a two-part mini-series also to screen on Three, telling the phenomenal story of the boy from Tonga and NZ who took the rugby world by storm. Screentime New Zealand will dramatise Ablaze, the tragic story of New Zealand's worst fire disaster, the Ballentyne's department store in Christchurch, for TVNZ 1's Sunday Theatre.