Issue date: 
Thursday, 7 March 2019

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 29 March.

  1. Read the Expression of Interest: NZ Producer for Ngā Pouwhenua Joint Indigenous Initiative Guidelines.
  2. Read the Ngā Pouwhenua Joint Indigenous Initiative Guidelines.
  3. Submit a producer expression of interest in our online portal at https://funding.nzfilm.co.nz/

Apply now

If you are using the online application portal for the first time, be aware there can be up to a 24 hour wait while we approve your account. However, in most cases the wait will be much shorter than this.

Last updated: 
Tuesday, 5 March 2019