Applications open for Someday Stories 5

Posted Wednesday 14 Oct 2020

Emerging filmmakers, it's time to apply for Someday Stories 5, described by NZ On Air as a 'career-making opportunity'! Read the request for proposals at to find out more and to check out the requirements.

There's also a Q&A webinar tonight, click here to find out how to join.

This year the successful teams will have a production budget of up to $10,000 for documentary and up to $15,000 for scripted drama.

The Someday Stories team will be looking for diverse stories including at least one film that has 50% te reo M?ori and at least one from a Pasifika filmmaker or with Pasifika content.

Previous Someday Stories have explored subjects as diverse as harassment, cultural assimilation, body image, housing, and sexual identity. They have been hugely successful in stimulating debate and promoting inclusion, and have attracted large numbers of viewers as well as selection into film festivals.


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TV series INSiDE delves into lockdown paranoia

Posted Wednesday 14 Oct 2020


Imagine a second wave of coronavirus has forced New Zealand back into lockdown�

That's what producers Liz DiFiore and Peter Salmon did when they came up with the idea for INSiDE, an offbeat eight-part thriller TV series. Filmed over two weeks during lockdown level 2 (and on a microbudget!) the series follows reclusive tech expert Rose McWhitney who hacks into strangers' video calls to get a hit of human interaction. When she unexpectedly reconnects with an old school bully, Rose suddenly finds herself sharing a bubble with a haunting vision from her past. Now she's got to work out what is real and what is just pandemic-induced paranoia.

WIFT members Shoshana McCallum and Thomas Sainsbury were on the writing team, while Sarah Voon oversaw costume. INSiDE was funded through NZonAir's Rapid Response Funding as a result of COVID 19 restrictions on the film industry.

Check out the trailer

INSiDE is available on Prime Catch Up on SkyGO and on NEON at the end of October.