Issue date: 
Monday, 11 May 2020

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 filmmaking teams have been offered funding in the March 2020 round.

Good Morning Stonus 

Writer/director: Christian Nicolson

Producer: Jacqui Gilbert.

On a quest for a free breakfast, a man unwittingly becomes part of an interstellar war.

Maunga Cassino 

Writer: Rob Mokaraka

Director: Paolo Rotondo

Producer: Andrew Marshall, Luke Robinson 

A Māori Warrior, an Italian deserter and a scrawny rooster are trapped behind enemy lines in World War 2. What could go wrong?


Writer/director: Kath Akuhata-Brown

Producer: Verity Mackintosh, Julian Arahanga

A young child tries to fly away to be with her deceased mother. She succeeds.

Last updated: 
Monday, 11 May 2020