Catalyst He Kauahi supports 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 September 2019 round. All teams have been funded for a total of $100,000 ($90,000 towards their short film and $10,000 towards development of the feature film concept).
Writer: Michele Powles
Director: Alyx Duncan
Producers: Lani-rain Feltham and Emma Slade
When an elderly woman’s disease roots her to the spot, literally, she must cope with the absurd reality, and face her suspicion she is turning in to a tree.
Writers: Mark Albiston and J. Patrick McElroy
Director: Mark Albiston
Producers: Sharlene George and Rickylee Russell Waipuka
A fourteen-year-old boy, whose Mum plans on selling his deceased Dad’s Datsun, decides to take his best friend and little brother on one last joyride.
Genre: Supernatural Drama
Writer/Director: Stephen Kang
Producer: Mhairead Connor
A gifted twelve year old, Talia has developed an unorthodox healing method that propels her into conflict with her overbearing father.