Catalyst He Kauahi aims to support New Zealand filmmakers to progress their talents to the next stage and make exceptional, high end narrative short films that will ignite the flame and be the catalyst for change in their career.
Three teams have been offered funding in the February 2019 round. Each project will receive a grant of $90,000 towards their short film, and $10,000 towards development of their feature concept.
Writer: Michael Bennett
Director: Kerry Fox
Producer: Juliet Dowling
Jovial lingual banter between two Irish scaffolders as they ascend up a London high-rise leads to suspicion, jealousy and precipitous threat towards the top, when the boss senses his young protegé is in love.
When We Were Kids
Writer/Director: Josephine Stewart-Te Whiu
Producer: Sarah Cook
Piki (13) examines the boundaries of her changing body during a day at the pools with her best friend.
Frankie Jean and the Morning Star
Writer/Director: Hannah Marshall
Producer: Tara Riddell, Gareth Williams
In the early hours of the morning, a plucky, rugby obsessed 8-year-old girl stumbles across a teenager about to end his life.