Posted Monday 29 Mar 2021
We're thrilled to see so many members projects were approved for funding in this round! The New Zealand Film Commission Board approved a record $9.6 million across eight applications for production financing at the March Board Meeting.
A BIG congratulations to you all - we've listed you and your projects below:
Morgan Waru (pictured) and Carthew Neal (producers) for The Mountain. Three troubled kids on a mission to find magic at the top of the mountain discover a healing power in their adventure.
Leela Menon (producer) and Zoe McIntosh (writer, director) for Stylebender. A bullied Nigerian-New Zealander must battle the world’s greatest UFC fighters, and his own demons, in his quest to become a global superstar.
Robin Scholes (producer) for The Convert. Munro, a soldier turned preacher, comes to New Zealand to minister to the first colonisers but he is converted by the powerful chief Maianui to serve a different purpose.
Leanne Pooley (producer) and Briar March (director and writer) for The Final Throw – The Dame Valerie Adams Story. Olympic Champion, Kiwi Icon, Tongan Leader, Mother…winning was just part of the journey.
Emma Slade (producer) for The Salamander Lives Twice. A man with an impenetrable briefcase and no memory is found unconscious on the shoreline of a remote island by Iris and her daughter Goggy, the final two members of a once prosperous dynasty.
Image: Morgan Waru. Photo credit: Matt Johnston