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Past Funding Decisions

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Looking at how we have funded films on their journey to production helps you to see how films get funded and the various ways we support filmmakers. 

More recent, more detail

Our records date back to 1988/89 and reflect information published in our Annual Reports. Our Annual Reports were not as detailed in earlier years so more recent years have more comprehensive information. New decisions are uploaded throughout the year.

Accurate data

We have tried to ensure that these records are accurate.  If any records have incorrect information, please let us know and we will correct it as soon as possible. We recommend reading the Guide to Funding Decisions before using the data.



Year Title/Project Alias Funding Key People Type Amount
2021/22 Mahara Dreams of Opo Paora Joseph, Lani-Rain Feltham Script development $25,000
2021/22 Mark Hunt: The Fight of His Life Bettina Hollings, Peter Bell Feature film finishing grant $60,000
2021/22 Mau - Ara ki Te Puna Kairangi Premium Development Fund Tikilounge Productions, BSAG Productions, Sweetshop & Green, Sunpix Ltd, Sima Urale, Toa Fraser, Oscar Kightley Series development $80,000
2021/22 Mighty Mary Carthew Neal, Madeleine Sami Script development $25,000
2021/22 Milked Amy Taylor Feature film finishing grant $48,550
2021/22 Miss Conception Films - He Ara Ainsley Gardiner Devolved development $50,000
2021/22 Nipples to the Sky Karl Zohrab, Richard Melman, Ondi Timoner, Matthew Metcalfe, Lucy Hayes Script development $20,000
2021/22 Null Alex Cole-Baker, Rochelle Bright, Nic Gorman Script development $25,000
2021/22 Operation: Rambu! Morgan Leigh Stewart, Leela Menon, Steve Austin, Rajneel Singh Script development $20,000
2021/22 Out of the Deadwater - I Fafo O Le Vaipe Vicky Pope, Desray Armstrong, Sima Urale, Abi King-Jones Script development $25,000
2021/22 Poison - Ara ki Te Puna Kairangi Premium Development Fund Gibson Group Script development $80,000
2021/22 Precipice Nick Garrett, Roger Donaldson, India Donaldson Script development $25,000
2021/22 Rohe Kōreporepo The Swam, The Sacred Place Kathleen Gallagher, Kate Goodwin, Dylan Pyle Feature film finishing grant $44,624
2021/22 Rūrangi Season 2 - Ara ki Te Puna Kairangi Premium Development Fund Autonomouse Ltd, Maxwell Thomas Currie, Cole Jasper Meyers, Maxine Fleming, Aroha Awarau, Brair Grace-Smith Series development $80,000
2021/22 Sleeps Standing Sharlene George, Robin Scholes, Witi Ihimaera, Peter Burger, Paula Whetu Jones Script development $25,000
2021/22 Sons of Samoa Karin Williams, Jeremiah Tauamiti Script development $25,000
2021/22 Standing Up Naomi Wallwork, Abby Howells Script development $19,500
2021/22 Takipu Productions Ltd - Business Development Grant Karen Sidney, Paula Whetu Jones Devolved development $25,000
2021/22 Tangata Whenua Guild Funds Nga Aho Whakaari Industry support $85,000
2021/22 Taniwha Lani-Rain Feltham, Emma Mortimer, Gregory David King Script development $25,000

*Asterisk indicates amount has been fully repaid (in the case of development loans) or fully recouped (in the case of production investment).