NZFC He Kauahi Catalyst Funding recipients

Posted Monday 16 Jan 2023

NZFC He Kauahi Catalyst Funding recipients
Exciting news for our members Karin Williams, Mīria George and Sharlene George, whose short film about three basketball-loving sisters has been offered $100,000 from the New Zealand Film Commission's He Kauahi Catalyst fund.
Three teams were offered funding in the last round for 2022, all for a total of $100,000 ($90,000 towards their short film and $10,000 towards development of the feature film concept).

The fund supports New Zealand filmmakers to progress their talents to the next stage and make exceptional, high-end narrative short films that will ignite the flame and be the catalyst for change in their career.
Open Looks is the story of three sisters who share a love of basketball. When their world is turned upside down, they must battle their way back from the underworld.
Producers: Hone Kouka, Sharlene George, Karin Williams
Writers: Hone Kouka & Mīria George
Director: Mīria George