The New Zealand Film Commission is pleased to announce funding for Orphans & Kingdoms to be supported through the Escalator initiative.
‘One night. One house. One island. Everything changes for a lonely man & three delinquent kids.’
The film has been written and will be directed by Paolo Rotondo, will be produced by Fraser Brown and executive produced by Philippa Campbell.
Orphans & Kingdoms has been supported in the third year of Escalator – an initiative ensuring filmmakers receive extra guidance and practical support alongside low-budget production funding.
“I’m impressed with what I’ve seen so far from the talented emerging filmmakers involved in Escalator” says NZFC Chief Executive Graeme Mason. “Existence has already been released and has done fantastically well screening at film festivals here and overseas – and we have six more Escalator films in various stages of production and post production to look forward to.”
“I’d like to take this opportunity to offer my warmest congratulations to the Orphans & Kingdoms team – this promises to be an exciting feature from talented filmmakers on the next step of their careers” says Graeme Mason.