As a matter of fact: WIFT members funded for Factual programmes

Posted Monday 05 Dec 2022

As a matter of fact: WIFT members funded for Factual programmes

We were delighted to see so many of you received funding for Factual programmes in the latest round from NZ On Air. We've listed you below with details of your projects. 

Sweet Productions receives up to $631,838 for Wheel Blacks: Bodies On The Line, for Prime.
Producers Robyn Paterson, Jai Waite
A documentary series on the inspirational story of the Wheel Blacks, as they strive for a spot at the 2024 Paris Paralympics. 
Great Southern Television receives up to $619,613 for Family, Faith And Footy, for TVNZ 1 and TVNZ+.
A documentary series on the history of Pasifika rugby players in the build-up to the men’s Rugby World Cup 2023 – examining what defines them: family, faith and footy.  
Overactive Imagination receives up to $506,700 for Shepherdess for Prime.
Producer Nadia Maxwell
A series celebrating women leading colourful, cultured lives in provincial Aotearoa.  
Wheke Group receives up to $358,159 for Into The Valley, for ThreeNow.
Producers Reikura Kahi, Selina Joe
A series that aims to unmask the truth behind the 2007 government raids in remote Te Urewera on Tūhoe. 
Ocular receives up to $268,431 for The Turning Point, for RNZ.
Producer Kate Goodwin
A new generation of kaitiaki across Aotearoa take on the challenge of protecting our natural environment, paving the way to a more hopeful future. 
Transmit receives up to $251,000 for Marauders, for RNZ.
Producer Sarah Hunter
An exclusive untold video diary capturing the 2003 debut European tour for Fat Freddy’s Drop. A compelling and entertaining ‘blast from the past’, coinciding with the tour’s 20th anniversary in 2023.
Heavyweight Media receives up to $245,942 for Heavyweight With Dave Letele, for TVNZ 2.
Producer Hayley Cunningham
Dave Letele (Ngāti Maniapoto/Samoa) shares his highly personal story and speaks with academics and others, providing an impactful, multi-faceted perspective on many complex issues.
Red Sky Film & Television receives up to $214,470 for The Food Crisis for Prime.
Producers Mary Durham, Brian Bruce
Award-winning documentary maker Bryan Bruce investigates why food is becoming so expensive, what we could do about it and what will happen if we do nothing.
Greenstone TV receives up to $185,318 for Breaking The Ice Ceiling, for Stuff.
Producer Alex Reed Executive Producer Tash Christie
This project covers Lydia Bradey (ONZM), the first woman to summit Everest without oxygen, mentoring Holly Beckham, a survivor of addiction, on her mission to be the first Māori wahine to scale Everest.

Team Uniform receives up to $43,600 for  No Such Thing As Normal, for NZME.
Producer Arwen O'Connor
A podcast series, fronted by Sonia Gray, bringing together Sonia’s personal experiences and interviews with industry experts around the topic of neurodevelopmental conditions.
Ruckus Media receives up to $490,914 for Patrick Gower: On.
Executive Producer Arwen O'Connor. Two more documentaries in the Patrick Gower: On series.

Hex Work Productions receives up to $429,961 for Documentary Anthology 2, for The Spinoff.
Producer Sophie Dowson, Executive Producer Amber Easby
Each documentary is a standalone film about life in Aotearoa.
Screentime NZ receives up to $138,316 for ANZAC 2023, for TVNZ 1. Coverage of the Dawn Service at Pukeahu War Memorial Park, followed by the National Commemorative Service.

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