Members funded for factual content

Posted Tuesday 12 Jul 2022

Members funded for factual content

A big congratulations to all our members who received funding in NZ On Air's latest Factual round.

NZ On Air has announced just under $10.4m of funding for Factual projects that include content bringing important social issues in Aotearoa into the spotlight. These include a new series that delves into the topic of extreme anxiety in the face of the COVID -19 pandemic and another delving into the realities of living with dementia.

We've listed our members below, with info on your projects. Looking forward to see your work!

New Shows:

Imagination Television (Bettina Hollings)
Scott Base Rebuild – Building the Future on Ice,
4 x 44’, for TVNZ 1, up to $1,972,128.
A documentary series following the design and build of Scott Base’s ground-breaking new future-proofed ice hub in Antarctica, a world first construction project.
Great Southern Television
The Restaurant that Makes Mistakes
, 4 x 44’, for TVNZ 1, up to $539,943.
An uplifting, heartwarming social experiment that follows the trials, tribulations and triumphs of a group of 12 volunteers experiencing dementia who will come together to run a restaurant.  
Hi Mama (Nicole Horan)
Haututū Hunters, 6 x 26’, for Whakaata Māori, up to $350,344.
Each week four haututū (mischievous) mates get together to regain lost knowledge once held by their tīpuna.
Digital Alchemist (Charlotte Wanhill)
Unravelling Anxiety
, 10 x 6’, for NZ Herald, up to $255,950.
Unravelling Anxiety will look at how people from different cultural backgrounds experience anxiety here in Aotearoa.  
Diva Productions (Arani Cuthbert)
Topp Class
, 1 x 72’, for Prime and RNZ, up to $245,478.
The cream of Aotearoa’s musical and comedy talent pay tribute to the Topp Twins in a live concert at Auckland’s Civic Theatre, for the 40th anniversary of these well-loved Kiwi icons.
Hex Work Whatuwera! with Janaye Henry, 6 x 7’, for The Spinoff, up to $235,827.
Comedian Janaye Henry hosts a smart, unpredictable and fast-paced chat show about important issues affecting young people in Aotearoa today.
The Down Low Concept (Arani Cuthbert - EP)
Alien Weaponry – The Film, 1 x 90’,  for Whakaata Māori, up to $36,000.
A documentary showcasing a group of young Māori musicians and their rise to fame, along with the struggles that come from success at a young age.  

Returning Shows:
Imagination Television (Bettina Hollings)
Designing Dreams 2, 6 x 44', for Prime, up to $767,392.
Top architects select the homes they believe are Aotearoa’s most exceptional and, during the journey, discover their vision for our housing future.

Television New Zealand
Hyundai Country Calendar 2023, 40 x 23’, for TVNZ 1, up to $636,630.
People portraits of New Zealanders who make their living from the land or sea, focused on their work, physical surroundings, whānau and community.
Attitude Pictures
Down for Love 2, 5 x 44’, for TVNZ 2, up to $481,129.
A factual observational series that introduces audiences to the unique personalities and aspirations of people with an intellectual disability.

Magnetic Pictures (Juanita Edwards)
Breaking Silence 3, 8 x 12’,  for TP+ and Whakaata Māori, up to $334,894.
A compelling eight-part sequel series that exposes the impacts of COVID-19 on domestic abuse in New Zealand.  

Tikilounge Productions
Untold Pacific History 2, 3 x 23’ + 3 x 30’ podcasts, for RNZ and Coconet.TV, up to $307,843.
Untold Pacific History explores little known aspects of NZ's history in the region, and the extraordinary stories that resulted from these interactions with Pacific 'realm nations' that impact Pacific lives today.
Magnetic Pictures (Juanita Edwards)
K’ Road Chronicles 3
, 8 x 12’, for Stuff and Whakaata Māori, up to $288,981.
An informative, captivating and surprising series providing an important voice for our homeless and marginalised citizens.
Attitude Pictures
Attitude Awards 2022,
1 x 44’, for TVNZ 1, up to $172,063.
Televised coverage of the Attitude Awards that celebrate the achievements of Kiwis with disabilities.
Hex Work Limited
The Side Eye 4,
10 x 6’, for The Spinoff, up to $86,100.
Monthly online animated non-fiction comic series that explores some of NZ’s trickiest conversations in an accessible, easy-to-follow and easy-to-share way, by award-winning artist Toby Morris.  

Click here to see the full list of projects funded

Image; Publicity Shot of the cast of Down For Love S2