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.