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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
2019/20 The Mountain Morgan Waru, Carthew Neal, Tom Furniss Script development $25,000
2019/20 The Only Son Philly de Lacey, Steven Chow, John Banas, Lynda Chanwai-Earle Script development $25,000
2019/20 The Pissy Tits Street Gang Nadia Maxwell, Anna Canton, Rosie Howells Script development $25,000
2019/20 The Power of the Dog - Conditional Offer Jane Campion, Emile Sherman, Iain Canning, Roger Frappier, Tanya Seghatchian Feature film production investment
2019/20 The Ugliest Woman in the World Sue Thompson, Andrew Beattie, Julian Arahanga, Kath Akuhata-Brown Script development $25,000
2019/20 True Colours Marilyn McFadyen, Alex Lee, Dane Giraud Script development $10,000
2019/20 Tupu'ana: Mother Tongue Luciane Buchanan, Vea Mafile'o, Eldon Booth, Alex Lovell Short film production investment $15,000
2019/20 Whale Harvesters Vincent Burke, Kim Webby, Mike Jonathan Script development $10,000
2019/20 Whawhai Tonu - The Struggle Without End Piripi Curtis, Mike Jonathan, Tim Worrall Script development $25,000
2019/20 Whina- Conditional Offer Matthew Metcalfe, Tainui Stephens, James Napier Robertson, Paula Whetu Jones Feature film production investment
2019/20 Worst Best Friends Bronwyn Bakker, Jackie Van Beek, Teresa Bass Script development $20,000
2018/19 Mike Horton, Greg Jennings Professional development $10,000
2018/19 Berlinale Talents 2019 Abigail Greenwood Professional development $5,000
2018/19 Fourth World Conference of Screenwriters 2018 Kathryn Burnett Professional development $5,000
2018/19 NATIVe Fellows Programme 2019 Desray Armstrong Professional development $5,000
2018/19 Travel assistance to Episodic Lab special event in Auckland Daryl Belbin Professional development $250
2018/19 (*Not Her Real Name) Carmen Leonard, Pip Hall, Deborah Cope Series Development $10,000
2018/19 2018 CineStory Feature Retreat Belinda Schmid Professional development $2,568
2018/19 A Seat at the Table Simon Mark Brown, David Nash Feature film finishing grant $49,472
2018/19 Actors Agents Association NZ Core Support AAANZ Industry Support $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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