The New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) is looking for an experienced Māori producer to collaborate with an Australian Indigenous Producer (appointed by Screen Australia) on Ngā Pouwhenua, a one-off joint indigenous initiative.
Two overarching producers, one New Zealander and one Australian, will be selected by the NZFC and Screen Australia to co-produce the film to the standard requirements and funding agreements of each agency.
Key Responsibilities for the Producer
- Manage and co-ordinate the four short film teams to develop the concepts, scripts, schedule, budget and production needs to shoot and deliver the short films
- Provide overall budget, compliance and production management, and sales /distribution for the anthology feature film in conjunction with the Australian Producer.
- Enter into a co-producer arrangement with the Australian producer to complete the anthology feature film.
- Liaise and report to the supporting agencies of NZFC and SA in relation to budget/ legal/ production requirements for the New Zealand short films and final feature film.
- Confirm distribution, E & O Insurance cover and collection agent for the anthology feature film to the standards and agreements with NZFC and Screen Australia respectively.
- To commit to a cohesiveness of vision and create the highest quality of production for the film
Applicants for the Producer of Ngā Pouwhenua must:
- be of Māori descent
- be a creative producer with a minimum of 2 short drama credits, 2 documentary one-off and/or dramatic feature film or series credits and 5 years minimum producing experience
- have an understanding of distribution and marketing a feature film, worldwide
- be available to travel to the development workshop likely to be held 13th – 19th May 2019, in Sydney Australia and work on the production of the film from May – December 2019
- be able to prove their ability to work collaboratively
- be able to prove their ability to deliver the film in November 2019
- be able to be point person throughout the release and exploitation of the feature film.
How to Apply
Expressions of interest must be submitted via the application portal by 9am Friday 5 April.
This opportunity is now closed to applications.
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