NZFC funding benefits WIFTers

Posted Tuesday 19 Jan 2021

Congratulations to producer Desray Armstrong who received Catalyst He Kauahi Funding from the NZFC for Hello Earthling. The film follows the journey of an isolated child in a small mountainside town who knows themself to be neither boy nor girl, and who experiences life-changing events after an encounter with a mysterious stranger.

And congratulations to members who have received conditional offers for production financing from the NZFC in December.

Producer Morgan Waru for Dox, which tells the story of two ambitious Tongan men who fabricate a brass band to perform at the opening of the Tonga vs France - 2011 Rugby World Cup game, in a bid to get free tickets.

Producer Matt Noonan and writer director Lula Cucchiara for Fiona Clark: Unafraid which documents the life of a fearless storyteller who has spent a lifetime championing the unseen, whether it be individuals, hidden communities, or the land she inhabits.

And producers Jill Macnab and Sarah Cook for The Swifty, where a neurotic ex-thief tries to break up with his partner in crime but is instead dragged into an absurd caper that makes him lose grip on reality.

We look forward to seeing your work!

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Riddell's 'Frankie Jean' selected for Flickerfest

Posted Tuesday 19 Jan 2021

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Congratulations to Tara Riddell, co-producer of Frankie Jean and the Morning Star which has been selected for the 2021 Flickerfest Short Film Festival. Funded by Catalyst He Kauahi, the short is written and directed by Hannah Marshall and produced by Riddell and Gareth Williams. It will be presented in Sydney as part of the festival's Opening Night Screening programme later this month and will also compete in the Best of International Shorts competition.

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