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 funding decisions will be uploaded after each Film Commission Board meeting, which are held five times a year.
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|
|2014/15||The Dead Lands||Transmission||$40,000|
|2015/16||Brita McVeigh Acting for Humans Scholarship||Pip Hall||$150|
|2015/16||Pow! Post - China Co-production Development Fund||John McKay||$2,500|
|2015/16||A Fistful Of Cash (Conditional Offer - Lapsed)||Karl Zohrab, Bryn Evans||Feature film production investment|
|2015/16||The Breaker Upperers||Carthew Neal, Jackie Van Beek, Madeleine Sami||Feature film production investment||$1,595,000|
|2016/17||Martin Phillipps and The Chills (Conditional Offer)||Julia Parnell, Rob Curry, Nicola Peeperkorn, Tim Riley||Feature film production investment|
|2017/18||Untitled Feature Documentary - Conditional Offer||Rebecca Tansley, Robin Laing||Feature film production investment|
|1988/89||Ruby & Rata||Robin Laing, Gaylene Preston, Graeme Tetley||Feature film production investment||$2,197,000|
|1993/94||Once Were Warriors||Robin Scholes, Lee Tamahori, Riwia Brown, Alan Duff||Feature film production investment||$8,000|
|1995/96||The Ugly||Jonathan Dowling, Scott Reynolds||Feature film production investment||$1,466,782|
|1996/97||Memory & Desire||Owen Hughes, Niki Caro||Feature film production investment||$200,000|
|1997/98||Channelling Baby||Caterina de Nave, Christine Parker||Feature film production investment||$1,800,000|
|1998/99||The Irrefutable Truth About Demons||Dave Gibson, Glenn Standring||Feature film production investment||$1,850,000|
|1999/00||The Feathers Of Peace||Ruth Kaupua, Barry Barclay||Feature film production investment||$392,741|
|2005/06||Rain of the Children||Vincent Ward, Margaret Slater, Tainui Stephens||Feature film production investment||$1,268,996|
|2007/08||Rain of the Children||Vincent Ward, Margaret Slater, Tainui Stephens||Feature film production investment||$60,000|
|2007/08||The Strength of Water||Fiona Copland, Armagan Ballantyne, Briar Grace-Smith||Feature film production investment||$50,000|
|2009/10||The Most Fun You Can Have Dying||Alex Cole-Baker, Kirstin Marcon||Feature film production investment||$2,842,302|
|2011/12||How Far Is Heaven||Jerusalem/Hiruharama||Miriam Smith, Chris Pryor||Feature film production investment||$182,453|
|2012/13||Orphans and Kingdoms||Fraser Brown||Feature film production investment||$270,000|
*Asterisk indicates amount has been fully repaid (in the case of development loans) or fully recouped (in the case of production investment).