Posted Tuesday 18 Jan 2022
Congratulations to all those who received funding! Seven projects were successful in this round, one feature documentary and six drama series projects. The WIFT NZ member projects are:
FluroBlack (Leela Menon) receives funding for Bones of Strangers.
Great Southern Television receives funding for Casketeers (dramatised) and Tarawera: The Eighth Wonder
MHM Productions (Morgan Leigh Stewart and Hweiling Ow) receives funding for The Witch Doctor.
There was a total of $500,000 available for this second round which received 28 eligible applications seeking just over $2 million of development funding.
The overall purpose of the Premium Fund, (which includes development and production funding), is ‘to support high quality productions that tell New Zealand stories for global audiences’ and that is underpinned by five key objectives that speak to economic benefit, employment, cultural benefit, speed to market and developing skills and capability.
Ara ki Te Puna Kairangi – The Premium Development Fund is jointly managed by Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga- New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC), Te Māngai Pāho and Irirangi Te Motu - NZ on Air.