Twenty-five multimedia projects to spark curiosity and k?rero have been funded for diverse New Zealand audiences through the NZ On Air / RNZ Joint Innovation Fund, so a big congratulations to our successful members below. There are many new company names in this round that we're not familiar with, so if you're a member of one, please let us know so we can give you a shout out in the future!
Great Southern TV for NZ Wars: The Stories Of Taranaki, a follow up to the award-wining The Stories Of Ruapekapeka, exploring the Taranaki chapter of the NZ Wars. 1 x 30 mins documentary, 1 x 30 mins podcast plus interactive content, for RNZ, up to $536,982.
Kevin & Co for The Citizen's Handbook, an educational comedy web-series that covers the basics of NZ history, politics, law, economics, and international relations. 10 x 10 mins for RNZ, up to $386,258.
Fisheye Films for Protecting Paradise, a documentary series exploring the notion of a predator-free NZ. 4 x 30 mins documentary plus extra audio & video content for RNZ, up to $283,826.
Tikilounge Productions for The Untold Pacific Story, a web-series exploring the history of events in the Pacific and the role NZ has played in them. 5 x 12 mins, for RNZ, up to $230,000.
Prue Langbein for Early Ears, a multicultural collection of audio-based stories tailored to engage young children. Up to 90 mins audio, for RNZ, up to $80,316.
Ursula Grace for Taura Here, a multimedia series exploring the experiences of young urban M?ori today. 6 x 30 mins, for RNZ, up to $77,215.
Up to $4.6m of the $6m provided for the fund in Budget 2018 has been allocated so far.