WIFT NZ members funded for Canterbury productions

Posted Monday 27 Mar 2023

WIFT NZ members funded for Canterbury productions

Congratulations to our members who are recipients of funding from Screen CanterburyNZ and ChristchurchNZ for the Screen CanterburyNZ Production Grant.

Emma Slade, Roxi Bull and Victoria Dabbs of Firefly Films are producing Bookworm, a family adventure comedy. Elijah Wood is a washed-up American magician reunited with his precocious estranged daughter. During a time of crisis the pair take to the New Zealand wilderness, in search of a mythical black panther.

And Phil Smith of Great Southern Television is executive producing Friends Like Her: Based in post-earthquake Kaikōura, this drama explores a friendship that goes sour when a surrogacy deal goes wrong.

Image: Emma Slade