Scripted and Factual



One Lane Bridge, 6 x 44 mins, Great Southern Television for TVNZ 1, up to $5,470,000. A crime drama steeped in Māori spirituality following a young detective whose unique gift of matakite (second sight) both helps and hinders his ability to solve a murder.

Head High, 6 x 44 mins, South Pacific Pictures for Three, up to $3,883,000. A gripping, multi-cultural drama with a Māori family at its core, this series follows the emotional and highly competitive world of secondary school rugby.

Toke, 1 x 90 mins, Screentime NZ for Three, up to $2,195,000. A drama special centred on three kiwifruit workers who discover a new strain of marijuana and are drawn into the high stakes world of the global cannabis industry.

The Tender Trap, 1 x 90 mins, Greenstone TV for TVNZ 1, up to $2,265,588. A telefeature based on the true story of a middle-aged New Zealander arrested in Argentina with 5kg of cocaine in her suitcase.

Standup Aotearoa, 2 x 44 mins, TVNZ for TVNZ 2 , up to $74,802. A two-part comedy special showcases some of New Zealand’s best and newest comedy talents flexing their funny bones before a studio audience.


Westside 6, 8 x 44 mins, South Pacific Pictures for Three, up to $6,495,000. The story of Ted, Rita, Wolf and Cheryl continues into the 90’s, finally meeting the beginning of Outrageous Fortune.

7 Days 2020, 32 x 32 mins, MediaWorks for Three, up to $1,220,000. The much-loved comedy panel show on Three is back for 2020, celebrating its 10th anniversary.



Friend To The Friendless, 1 x 66 mins, Production Shed TV for TVNZ 1, up to $1,095,385. The work of criminal lawyer Greg King, who defended Ewen Macdonald in one of New Zealand’s most notorious court cases.

Project Six, 1 x 67 mins, Emmeline Pictures for TVNZ 1, up to $1,078,741. A docudrama that looks back from #MeToo to the history of sexual politics, sexual harassment and social change in NZ.

Munted, 7 x 8 mins, Fairfax NZ for Stuff, up to $36,490. A first person analysis and alternative history of the Canterbury earthquakes, aftermath and recovery.

The Definitive History of New Zealand Hip Hop, 6 x 30 mins podcast, MediaWorks Radio for Mai FM, up to $49,800. Hip Hop pioneer DJ Sir-vere delves deep into the history of Hip Hop in NZ, from its inception to the current day.

He’ll Be Right, 6 x 20 mins, Bird Of Paradise Productions for Stuff, up to $74,666. A podcast and multimedia series exploring masculinity and how to be a modern man.

Our Air Force – Then & Now, 1 x 46 mins, Homegrown Television for Prime, up to $126,621. The joy and jeopardy of NZ military pilots, from then (WW2) to now. For ANZAC day 2020.

Help Is On The Way, 1 x 45 mins, Whisky Tango Foxtrot for Prime, up to $139,325. The unforgettable story of 36 people trapped on the upper floors of the Grand Chancellor Hotel after the February 22nd, 2011 Christchurch earthquake.

Nine Bullets, 7 x 6 mins, Frank Film for Stuff, up to $161,342. What is it like to be shot nine times and live? Temei survived the March 15th terror attack but now must recover from his injuries, cope with his grief and try to keep his business afloat.

Misconceptions, 10 x 6 mins, Digital Alchemist for NZ Herald, up to $169,182. A myth-busting webseries about miscarriage that will equip people with the tools they need when they or their loved ones experience miscarriage.

We Are One – The Mosque Attacks One Year On, 1 x 44 mins, Paua Productions for TVNZ 1, up to$174,805. The story of some of those most affected by the Mosque attacks in their first year after the event, as they adjust to the inevitable changes brought into their lives.

The Māori Economy, 10 x 6 mins, Hinge Productions for Newsroom NZ, up to $179,401. The Māori economy, how it works and who it works for. Go beyond the headlines to see how this $50 billion entity functions.

Deported, 10 x 40 mins, Ponsonby Productions for NZ Herald, up to $179,999. John Keir investigates the 650 people forcibly removed from NZ each year, and the human reality of protecting our borders.

Te Mana O Te Wai – The Power Of Water, 3 x 15 mins, Magnolia Lowe Film Communications for Newsroom NZ, up to $180,734. This investigative series looks at the work of three leading NZ researchers as they tackle sea level rise, fresh water and water protection.

Hurting, 10 x 12 mins, Magnetic Pictures for Stuff, up to $217,585. A domestic abuse survivor who suffered a horrific attack talks with other victims in a web series that looks at the way out of abusive relationships.

The Lost Children Of Aotearoa, 3 x 60 mins, Awa Films for Māori Television, up to $295,000. The story of the impact of Māori children being incarcerated and abused in state care.

Kids – An Instruction Manual With Nigel Latta, 6 x 23 mins, Ruckus Media for TVNZ 1, up to $595,382. Nigel Latta uses clinical psychology and the latest science to give parents an ‘instruction manual’ for raising kids.

Anika Moa – Together Again, 8 x 24 mins, Rogue Productions for TVNZ OnDemand, up to $627,839. Anika is on a mission to reunite some of our favourite bands, bringing them back together again to perform one of their big hits, while giving them the full Moa experience.

Recovery 29, 1 x 70 mins, Screentime NZ for Prime, up to $30,008. Additional funding for extended coverage of the re-entry into the Pike River Mine.


Cold Case 2, 8 x 44 mins, Screentime NZ for TVNZ 1, up to $1,042,207 A team of specialist detectives re-investigate some of New Zealand’s most chilling unsolved murders.

The Side Eye 2, 12 x 6 mins, Hex Work for The Spinoff, up to $45,522. An online animated series that explores some of New Zealand’s trickiest conversations in an accessible and easy-to-share way.

Frame 2, 6 x 15 mins, Wrestler for The Spinoff, up to $283,000. A filmmaker-driven short documentary series examining current affairs and contemporary life in New Zealand.

Demolition NZ 2, 10 x 22 mins, Broadcast Media for Prime, up to $319,150. Going behind the barriers, meeting the people, and bringing the drama of deconstruction to your screens.

Country Calendar 2020, 40 x 23 mins, TVNZ for TVNZ 1, up to $573,537. The iconic series of portraits of New Zealanders who make their living from the land or sea.


Frank – Changing South 2 (Christchurch), TBC x 5 mins, Frank Film for Stuff, up to $340,000

Haukainga (Northland), 80 x 3 mins, Te Reo Irirangi O Te Hiku O Te Ika (Inc), up to $200,000

Local Focus 2019/2020 (4 regions), 320 x 3 mins, Very Nice Productions Ltd for NZ Herald, up to $400,000

Southern Lens (Queenstown), TBC x 7 mins, Southern Community Media Trust for Crux, up to $200,000

The South Today 2019/2020 (Dunedin), TBC x 1 min, Allied Press for Allied Press, up to $400,000


Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards 2019, MediaWorks, up to $182,000.


New Music - Projects

Devilskin, Music Management Inc, up to $14,000

Imugi 이무기, Success Ain't Limited, up to $14,000

JessB, Sony Music Entertainment NZ, up to $22,000

L.A.B, Loop Media, up to $30,000

Lee Mvtthews, Twice The Hype, up to $29,371

Miss June, CRS Music Management, up to $14,000

Openside, CRS Music Management, up to $14,000

Shapeshifter, SouthEast Management/Universal Music NZ, up to $22,000

Teeks, Sony Music Entertainment, up to $30,000

The Feelers, Music Management Inc, up to $20,000

Swidt, Universal Music NZ, up to $17,822.

Digital-First Music Features

Caught Live Video Series, Under The Radar, up to $36,400

Coup De Main X NZ On Air - A Zine, Coup De Main, up to $7,500

NZM Engage, NZ Musician, up to $25,000

Slept On / Overrated, Sniffers Ltd, up to $29,000

The Final Mix, The Spinoff, up to $55,773.

Industry Development

New Zealand Music Awards 2019,, up to $50,000.

Show Me Shorts 2019, Show Me Shorts Film Festival Trust, up to $3,000.

VNZMA Tui Music Series and Artisan Awards 2019,, up to $25,000.

SPADA Conference 2019, SPADA, up to $15,000.

The NZ Music Producer Series 2019, Greg Haver, up to $10,000.

Asian Feedback Workshop, Pan-Asian Screen Collective, up to $3,985.


Access Radio Taranaki, Access Radio Taranaki Trust, up to $26,667.

95BFM, Campus Radio BFM, up to $15,161.