We are pleased to announce the recipients of Te Whai Ao 2013. Te Whai Ao is a documentary development fund for emerging or experimental documentary makers.
Through this fund we aimed to support documentary filmmakers to explore one-off documentary ideas. The fund complements the New Zealand Film Commission and NZ On Air Joint Documentary Fund. Successful applicants may use the grant to develop their projects to a stage where it is eligible to be considered for other funding (production or post-production investment or finishing grant).
The recipients are:
- Young and Hapu – director Juliette Veber, producer Vicky Pope
- The Tuhoe Building – director Sarah Grohnert, producer Alex Behse
- Nga Reo O Te Whenua: Voices of the Land – director Paul Wolffram, producers Paul Wolffram and Catherine Fitzgerald
- Untitled CUTCUTCUT Films Project – directors Errol Wright and Abi King-Jones, producer Errol Wright
- On An Unknown Beach – directors/producers Adam Luxton and Summer Agnew
We'd like to thank the Documentary New Zealand Trust for their input and help in processing the applications.
Congratulations to all the successful applicants.