NZOA funds Wifters telling unique NZ stories

Posted Monday 30 Sep 2019

Watch out for more Wifters' work onscreen soon! NZ On Air's September funding round will support Black Hands, which will depict the month leading up to the 1994 Bain family murders through the eyes of the victims and the accused. Set to screen on TVNZ 1, this five-part series is produced by Robin Scholes and Warner Bros, and aims to leave it up to viewers to make up their own minds as to who was more likely to have been responsible for the murders. Meanwhile Stella Film with producers Alex Cole-Baker and Robin Laing will receive funding for the feature film Poppy, which casts a young woman with Down Syndrome as the lead character. Poppy, which will screen on TVNZ 1, introduces audiences to a young woman who assumes she is entitled to live her life like everyone else.



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Wifters feature in NZOA funding for children's content

Posted Monday 30 Sep 2019

NZOA has confirmed just under $12.5 million in funding for a raft of new screen and music content for new and returning shows for broadcast on TVNZ 2, and for the funded ad-free children's platform HEIHEI. We're glad to see many Wifters are involved but we couldn't list you all, so here's an outline of the funding details for Wift member projects:

For TVNZ 2
Whitebait Productions receives up to $3,253,000 for What Now 2020, up to $2,750,000 for Brain Busters, and up to $1,000,000 for Darwin and Newts.
Fuzzy Duckling Media receives up to $285,208 for Morgan Lives In A Rocket House.

Greenstone TV receives up to $475,742 for Young Riders 2, and up to $370,802 for K-Pop Academy
Adrenalin receives up to $360,291 for Island Of Mystery
T/A Kokko Media receives up to $340,766 for Puta M?hio
Whitebait Productions receives up to $120,000 for Science On Ice