Pan-Asian Factual RFP

Sik Fan Lah!, 6 x 23 mins, Phoebe Shum for TVNZ 2, up to $417,364. Translated as ‘come and eat’ in Cantonese, Sik Fan Lah! follows host Xana Tang as she embarks on an Insta-worthy culinary road trip across Aotearoa.

When Haka Meets Bhangra, 1 x 45 mins, Nomadz Unlimited for Māori Television, up to $369,600. A documentary about the unexpected alliance between a group of Māori and Pasifika wāhine and their Sikh coach/mentor who team up to take on the international sport of Kabaddi.

The Hustle, 6 x 22 mins, Notable Pictures for Three, up to $368,633 plus a platform contribution of $96,000. New documentary series The Hustle will explore the lives of millennial, Kiwi Pan-Asian entrepreneurs to find out how they are pushing boundaries on the world stage.

Takeout Kids, 4 x 10 mins, Uhz & Hexwork Productions for The Spinoff, up to $259,974. Observational documentary series Takeout Kids will follow the joys and challenges of children growing up in the back of takeaway restaurants run by their immigrant parents.

1984, 6 x 10 mins, Fire Fire for RNZ, up to $184,288. 1984 is the first New Zealand documentary series about the 1984 Sikh Massacre in India, and the subsequent diaspora that led to an influx of Punjabi/Sikh immigrants into Aotearoa.

Hair Now, 6 x 5 mins, A Grain Of Rice Productions for The Spinoff, up to $107,932. Six women of different ages, ethnicities, languages, religions, and socioeconomic backgrounds examine their complex relationship with their hair.

Te Māngai Pāho and NZ On Air co-fund

Gowns and Geysers, 8 x 12 mins, Te Noni for TVNZ OnDemand and Māori Television, up to $569,580. Follow contestants of Miss Rotorua 2021 as they prepare for one of Aotearoa's most controversial pageants.

The Untold Tales of Tūteremoana, 3 x 26 mins, Sweetshop and Green for Māori Television, up to $294,675. This trilogy of tales draws on parallel stories that cover six generations of oral stories of the Ngāi Tara people, centred around the great chief Tūteremoana.

Duality, 6 x 22 mins, Fire Fire for RNZ and Māori Television, up to $234,488. A raw look at mixed-whakapapa young Māori, between the ages of 18-32, who are on a journey to find their identity.

Hui Hoppers, 7 x 10 mins, Three Feathers Productions for TVNZ OnDemand, up to $567,318. Hui-hopping half-sisters-come-professional hui caterers, Fran and Kura use their prowess in the kitchen to grandstand as self-appointed leaders of their marae in this scripted comedy.

Meng, 1 x 52 mins, Uhz for Māori Television, up to $199,831. This bilingual documentary unpacks one man’s determination to promote the rights of tāngata whenua, while negotiating what this means for himself as tauiwi hainamana with influence in Aotearoa.

Tappy, 1 x 22 mins, Steambox Collective Charitable Trust, up to $500,000. A displaced young man and his reluctant ghostly companion confront love, loss, and abuse on an unlikely road trip together when he is sent to steal a dead body.

From The Mist / Te Pao o te Patupaiarehe, 1 x 22 mins, 10000 Company Ltd, up to $508,055. Two soon-to-be lovers are drawn together by song but divided by the friction between the human world and the world of the Patupaiarehe.

Taumanu, 1 x 22 mins, Sweetshop and Green Ltd, up to $500,836. In 1929, a toi moko is delivered to a colonial manor house and when mysterious Māori twins arrive to reclaim it, the head butler, Tīpene, finds himself drawn into the bloody climax of a century of utu.

Te Āo Mārama, 1 x 22 mins, Brown Sugar Apple Grunt Productions Ltd, up to $546,327. The story of a glamourous, ball-breaking, recently deceased wahine, who threatens to haunt her neighbour if he doesn’t help her pass over to the afterlife.

Newer Storytellers fund

Albularyo: The Witch Doctor, 1 x 22 mins, The Hot House for TVNZ 2, up to $500,057. When a Kiwi-Filipino doctor discovers that her deceased grandmother has become a manananggal, a corrupted witch, she must face up to her troubled youth and make peace with her estranged brother before they both suffer the bloody consequences.

26:29, 1 x 22 mins, Tusitala Media for TVNZ 2, up to $500,000. A group of millennial vloggers enter an abandoned church in Auckland and uncover the truth of its mysterious past in this found footage horror.


Taskmaster NZ 2, 10 x 44 mins, Kevin & Co for TVNZ 2, up to $792,119 plus a platform contribution reduction of $635,040.

Dox, 1 x 90 mins, Piki Films for Three, up to $300,000 plus a platform contribution reduction of $40,000.


Best Foods Comedy Gala 2021, 2 x 66 mins, TVNZ for TVNZ 2, up to $128,212 plus a platform contribution reduction of $102,569.


New Music Development - First Round

Anonymouz, up to $6000

Ben Edwards, up to $6000

Ben Malone, up to $6000

Devin Abrams, up to $6000

Elena Šiljić, up to $6000

Estère Dalton, up to $6000

Graham Gilleberg, up to $6000

James Goldsmith, up to $6000

Joseph Corban-Banks, up to $6000

Josh Naley, up to $6000

Maree Sheehan, up to $6000

Mark Perkins, up to $6000

Marley Sola, up to $6000

Maude Minnie Morris, up to $6000

Noema Te Hau, up to $6000

Peter Ruddell, up to $6000

Rory Noble, up to $6000

Seth Haapu, up to $6000

Simon Oscroft, up to $6000

Sophie Bialostocki, up to $6000

Steven Marr, up to $6000

Struan Finlay, up to $6000

Te Omeka Perkins, up to $6000

Troy Kelly, up to $6000

Will Henderson, up to $6000

Woodcut Productions, up to $6000

New Music Development - Second Round

Abraham Kunin, up to $6000

Alistair Deverick, up to $5500

Ben King, up to $6000

Choice Vaughan, up to $6000

Chris Mu Fai'umu, up to $6000

Dan Martin, up to $6000

Dave Khan, up to $4000

Edyonthebeat, up to $6000

Emily Wheatcroft-Snape, up to $6000

Frank Eliesa, up to $6000

Geoff Ong, up to $5200

Indira Force, up to $5460

Jack Berry, up to $4000

Josh Strand, up to $6000

Malcolm Welsford, up to $6000

Marika Hodgson (Sorrento), up to $6000

Morgan Allen, up to $6000

Neil Baldock, up to $6000

Nik Brinkman, up to $6000

Ryan Fisherman, up to $6000

Sam Johnson, up to $6000

Shannon Matthew Vanya, up to $5992

Simon Gooding, up to $6000

SMOKE, up to $6000

Toby Lloyd, up to $6000

Tom Broome, up to $6000

Will McGillivray, up to $6000

New Music Project

Broods, NicNak Media, up to $40,000

Harry Parsons, Five AM Artists Management, up to $40,000

MAALA, CRS Music Management, up to $40,000

Muroki, CRS Music Management, up to $40,000

Nouri, DRM, up to $37,720

REI, Kog Mastering, up to $40,000

Summer Thieves, Loop Media, up to $40,000

New Music Single - up to $10,000

Alien Weaponry, Buried Underground

And That, Sailing Again

Cody Wave, 100 ft. Jake Murphy

Dateline, Do It Right

Dr. Reknaw, Sunrise Lullaby

Earth Tongue, Imminent Brain

Edy, Cotton Candy ft. Jarna & Sam V


Fazerdaze, Overthink It

GRACE, I'm A Liar

Harry Parsons, Anything

Holly Arrowsmith, Neon

INDYAH, Dynamite

JessB, Waiting Patiently

Kora, Gone

LAIIKA, Any Way You Want It

Lévyne, Losing Sleep

Louisa Nicklin, Moving Slow

Luke-W, U

Mako Road, Helicopter

Mermaidens, Soft Energy

NEKO, Facade

NLC, Good Times

Noah Slee, GOLDEN

Otosan & Shadow Child, Right Here

Pacific Heights, Fronlines ft. Ni/Co

Paddy Echo, The View

Phodiso, War

RAZÉ, Do Me One ft. Omega Levine

Rhombus, Treat You So Right

Rob Ruha, Lost In The Queue ft. Jhaymeān

Shannon Matthew Vanya, It Gets Better ft. Lévyne

Silas Futura, Complusion ft. Tei

Solomon Crook, Rains

There's A Tuesday, Do Our Friends Know?

Tomorrow People, Say My Name

Tree, Even If

Troy Kingi, First Take Strut

Vallé, Swing Low

Waazzoo and the vibes, Juice and Lemonade

Wells*, Therapy Summer

Written By Wolves, Oh No

Waiata Takitahi - Te Māngai Pāho co-fund - up to $14,000

Anna Coddington, Mana-Wā-Hine

Aro, Baby Beat

Ed Waaka, Āhuru Mōwai

Emily Rice, Kanohi ki te Kanohi

Eno x Dirty, Utu

House Of Misfits, Tā Te Manawa

Lion Rezz, Waikato

Louis Baker, Kapakapa

Matiu Walters and Bic Runga, Nōu te Hē

Modern Māori Quartet ft. Mahuia Bridgman-Cooper and Bic Runga, Kei Roto Te Ahi - Into The Flames

Rob Ruha ft. Ka Hao, Taka Rawa

Seth Haapu, Whai Ora

Tomorrow People, Oku Ra

Tyna Keelan, And I Know

Waimārama Reo Songhubs Whānau, Āio Nuku

New Music Pasifika - up to $10,000

Adam Snow, Maybe Lean

Diggy Dupé, Nesian

Disciple Pati, Serious

Elias, Don't Stop

Ezra Phoenix, Oxygen Tank

Hawkins, Lost Ones

Kenzie From Welly, No Hype ft. Poetik

La Coco, Gone

Lani Alo, Tua I Manū

Liana Frangipani, Cruisin' Part 1

LIVELY, Climbing

Mikey Mayz, Lost

Noah, Dancing In The Sun

OZKI BAND, Si Ona Paopao

Ponifasio Samoa & Junior Soqeta, Can't Wait

Samson Squad, Kiaku (To Me)

Soul Brow, Fire ft. Kabin Bread Boyz

TREE, No Fear ft. Junior Soqeta

Vallé, 675 ft. STNDRD

Victor J Sefo, My Baby


New Music Kids - up to $10,000

Anna van Riel, Christmas in NZ (You're For Me)

Captain Festus McBoyle, Wot the Cat Dragged In

Chris Lam Sam, Silly Funny Songs for Kids! 2

Claudia Robin Gunn, Sing Your Feelings

Deano Yipadee, The Singing Author Album collection

fleaBITE, My Teeth

Gerry Paul, We All Got Bones/Magic of the Circus

Itty Bitty Beats, Itty Bitty Bubbles EP

Jackie B and the Mini Band, Back In Time

Jaqualyn Taimana Williams, Waiata Tamariki

Judi Cranston, Grandad’s Farm

Kath Bee, The Teddy Bear Team

Loopy Tunes Preschool Music, Papatūānuku

Music With Michal, Good Morning and Good Night

The Kane & Regan Show, The KaRs

Industry Development

Pacific Music Awards 2021, Pacific Music Awards Trust, up to 24,000

Voyager Media Awards 2021, Newspaper Publishers' Association, up to 15,000

NZ Web Fest 2021, NZ Web Fest, up to 10,000

WeCreate 2021, WeCreate Incorporated, up to 10,000

Drawing Science x Illustrators Workshop, Hex Work, up to 48,500

Eyes On The Prize, Script To Screen, up to 134,563