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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 funding decisions will be uploaded after each Film Commission Board meeting, which are held five times a 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.

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New Zealand Film Commission Guide to Past Funding Decisions

Year Title/Project Alias Funding Key People Type Amount
2002/03 Sione's Wedding John Barnett, James Griffin, Oscar Kightley Script development $30,000
2002/03 Skeletons Juliet Dowling, Brita McVeigh, Emily Perkins Script development $7,000
2002/03 Somewhere Up North Leanne Saunders, Peter Tait Script development $7,500
2002/03 Spinners Finola Dwyer, David Parfitt, Anthony McCarten Script development $15,000
2002/03 Spooked Merata Mita, Don Reynolds, Geoff Murphy Feature film production investment $2,200,000
2002/03 Stark Freda Philippa Campbell, Virginia Pitts Script development $12,000
2002/03 Sundance Film Festival - Rangimarie Puka Moeau Festival travel $2,500
2002/03 Sundance Film Festival - Whale Rider Rawiri Paratene Festival travel $2,000
2002/03 Surprising New Zealand Juliette Veber, Harry Sinclair, Fiona Copland, Nik Powell Script development $82,500
2002/03 Taking Possession Angela Littlejohn, Brendan Donovan, Bridget Sutherland Script development $7,500
2002/03 Te Tokelau Peter Barker, Paul Maunder, Manea Pasilio Script development $5,000
2002/03 The Bellbird Fiona Copland, Stephen Sinclair Script development $10,000
2002/03 The Cloud Forest Norman Elder, Waka Attewell, Scott Cooksley Script development $15,000
2002/03 The Face Maker Alan Brash, Stuart Hoar Script development $4,000
2002/03 The Ferryman The Turk Matthew Metcalfe, Jesse Warn Script development $10,000
2002/03 The Little Things Catherine Fitzgerald, Reina Webster Short film production investment $70,000
2002/03 The Locals Steve Sachs, Greg Page Feature film production investment $52,800
2002/03 The Magnificent Magic Fingers Barrie Osborne, Robert Sarkies, Duncan Sarkies Script development $79,700
2002/03 The Shag Incident John Gilbert, Mike Smith, Stephanie Johnson Script development $5,000
2002/03 The Spirit Keeper Sue Rogers, Jason Stutter, Costa Botes Script development $10,000

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


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