Funding decisions

The latest funding decisions under the NZ Media Fund Scripted stream.

Due to changes to our website to reflect the new funding model, the NZ Media Fund, the search engine can only provide results up to May 2017. All funding decisions since then are available below, the latest first.

July 2017

New content:

In Dark Places, 1 x 90 mins, The 10,000 Company for TVNZ 1, up to $2,944,175
A Rautaki Māori telefeature based on the true story of a wrongful conviction for rape and murder.

War Stories, 1 x 84 mins, Making Movies for TVNZ 1, up to $2,690,000
An international co-production telefeature based on an extraordinary 1997 interview conducted by NZ journalist Peter Arnett with Osama bin Laden, and the events that followed.

AFK: This World And The Next, 10 x 10 mins, Epically Casual Ltd for TVNZ On Demand, up to $276,420
Series 2 of a previously self-funded successful fantasy webseries based on gaming, for a younger audience.

Daffodils, 1 x 90 mins, Libertine Pictures for TVNZ 1, up to $200,000
A feature-length musical based on the successful stage show celebrating a couple’s love and marriage amid re-imaginings of loved New Zealand songs (with the NZFC).

Returning content:

Westside 4, 8 x 44 mins South Pacific Pictures for Three, up to $6,543,500
The continuation of the popular back story of Ted and Rita West, their son Wolf and soon-to-be wife Cheryl.

Jono And Ben, 26 x 44 mins, Mediaworks for Three, up to $1,717,042
A seventh season of the entertainment comedy series that has been the launching pad for many young comedy careers.

7 Days, 32 x 32 mins, Mediaworks for Three, up to $1,056,000
The one-liners will be rolling again for the ninth season of Friday night’s appointment viewing comedy panel show.

The Watercooler 2, 6 x 6min, Breakdown Productions for WatchMe, up to $120,000
A second series of this original approach to telling outrageous ‘this-happened-to-me’ stories.

May 2017

For results from the May 2017 funding round please see here.