Pacific programme wins Screenrights funding

Posted Wednesday 18 Aug 2021

Pacific programme wins Screenrights funding

A round of applause for Team Moana - the WIFT NZ members receiving funding from Screenrights' 2021 Cultural Fund.

Sweetshop & Green will receive $50K for The New Pasifika Creators Accelerator Programme, one of seven projects to receive funding. It will be New Zealand’s first programme designed to place talented emerging Pacific creatives living in New Zealand with high-profile, established Pacific-led production companies to provide on-the-ground training, mentorship, and opportunities for essential screen credits necessary to gain entrance into the industry.

Sharlene George, Co-Managing Director at Sweetshop & Green said, "Sweetshop & Green is honoured to collaborate with the key Pacific-led film production companies in Aotearoa: Tikilounge, Sunpix and Brown Sugar Apple Grunt. With the generous help of Screenrights and collectively as Team Moana, we are able to put into practice our Pacific values; collaborative working and sharing resources, ideas and finances in ways that will shine a spotlight on Pacific stories and culture in Aotearoa and beyond."

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Pictured left to right: Kerry Warkia (Brown Sugar Apple Grunt), Sharlene George (Sweetshop & Green), Lisa Taouma (Tikilounge), Stephin Stehlin (Sunpix).