Youth RFP

**Note: Only the primary distribution platform is listed in the synopsis of each project. Distribution across multiple social media platforms is a key component of many of these projects.

Bouncers, 8 x 5 mins, West Park and Culture Factory for YouTube, up to $289,638. Bouncers will follow a rag-tag trio of clueless security officers and their boisterous supervisor as they struggle to keep their jobs in the temp department of a security company.

Here If You Need, 6 x 10 mins, Tumblin’ Cheek Productions for YouTube, up to $248,994. Dark comedy series Here If You Need will follow a young woman who forms a social netball team to better understand the circumstances of her brother's death.

I Got You, 30 x 1 min, Cadness Street for Instagram, up to $200,183. Vertical comedy series I Got You will see a 24 year old Pasifika woman cover her family's bills with a side hustle of dishing out dating advice, despite having no relationship experience.

Self Help, 8 x 7 mins, Wrestler for YouTube, up to $300,000. Self Help is a comedic exploration of the world of personal self-improvement, through the lens of a young man struggling to find healing and self-acceptance in the wake of a breakup.

Amplified, 6 x 8 mins, Vetiver Pictures for RNZ, up to $211,646. Hosted by Jess Fu, Amplified will shine the spotlight on young musicians who use music to explore, embrace and connect with their cultural roots

Check Check, 36 x 12 mins, MTCO for Re:, up to $100,000. A series of original, short-form, live music performances by diverse New Zealand artists in amazing Aotearoa landscapes.

Shit You Should Care About Presents: Extremely Online, 25 x 2 mins, Hex Work Productions for Instagram, up to $260,382. An explainer video series set to unravel the chaos and complexities of the internet for a young Kiwi audience.

STILL HERE, 4 x 13 mins, Four and Five Films for Re:, up to $195,430. Documentary series STILL HERE will profile millennials from the remaining Pasifika community in Auckland’s affluent inner-city suburbs of Ponsonby, Grey-Lynn, and Herne Bay.

Tribal: Inside New Zealand’s Wildest Music Scenes, 6 x 10 mins, Fairfax NZ for Stuff, up to $170,900 plus a platform contribution of $29,920. A documentary series investigating how music builds diverse and devoted sub-cultures across Aotearoa.

Young and Famous, 31 x 3 mins, Manaia M for YouTube, up to $230,088. A raw, real, and crazy ‘behind the fame’ look into the lives of some of New Zealand’s most viral content creators, who will expose some of the less glamorous elements of being Young and Famous.

2000s Baby, 5 x 10 mins, Re: for Re:, up to $190,980 plus a platform contribution of $39,600. The babies of 2000 are turning 21 and inviting audiences to their birthday parties in the new documentary series 2000s Baby, which will explore what it looks like to become an adult in different parts of Aotearoa.


Bug Hunter! Aotearoa, 6 x 10 mins, Gibson Group for HEIHEI, up to $303,368. Follow Morgane Merien, aka the Bug Hunter, as she searches for unique insects and spiders living across six of Aotearoa’s most extreme and special habitats.

Island Of Mystery 2, 10 x 9 mins, Adrenalin Group for HEIHEI, up to $385,079. Josh, his dog Kazumi and his rōpū of newfound friends continue their quest for the godstick in the second season of this animated series.

Kea Kids News 2021/22, 40 x 7 mins, Luke Nola & Friends for Stuff, up to $608,461 plus a platform contribution of $36,320. Kea Kids News 2021/22 will keep Aotearoa’s young citizens educated and engaged with news made by tamariki, for tamariki.

Riddle Me This!, 8 x 4 mins, A Grain Of Rice Production for HEIHEI, up to $265,950. A mesmerizing animated series chronicling how a group of children use their powers of critical thinking and imagination to solve an intriguing mystery riddle

Welcome To Cardboard City 3, 10 x 5 mins, Vinewood for HEIHEI, up to $271,400. Join unlikely cardboard heroes as they embark on more crazy, pint-sized blockbuster adventures in the third season of this award-winning series.

Yap Trap 2, 15 x 2 mins, Sad Patrol for HEIHEI, up to $154,815. An animated musical comedy series that creates oddball humor from stock and archive footage and photography.

Platforms 2021/2022

Access Radio

Voxpops, Kinga Voxpop Limited, up to $48,150

Radio Active Capital Fund, Radio Active FM, up to $3,450

Radio Control Capital Fund, Massey University Students Association, up to $1,500

National Pacific Radio Trust, National Pacific Radio Trust, up to $4,760,000

Samoa Capital Radio, Siufofoga O Le Laumua Trust, up to $190,000

Access Radio Taranaki, Access Radio Taranaki Trust, up to $240,000

Arrow FM, Access Radio Wairarapa Charitable Trust, up to $190,000

Coast Access Radio, Coast Access Radio Trust, up to $185,000

Free FM, Waikato Community Broadcasting, up to $302,000

Fresh FM, Tasman Broadcasting Trust, up to $225,000

Manawatu People's Radio, Manawatu Access Radio Charitable Trust, up to $230,000

Otago Access Radio, Hills Radio Trust, up to $235,000

Plains FM, The Canterbury Communications Trust, up to $289,000

Planet FM 104.6, Access Community Radio Auckland, up to $300,000

Radio Kidnappers, Radio Kidnappers Charitable Trust, up to $240,000

Radio Southland, Southland Community Broadcasters Charitable Trust, up to $227,500

Wellington Access Radio, Wellington Access Broadcasting Society, up to $295,000

Access Media NZ Project, Waikato Community Broadcasting, up to $90,430

CAMA Coordinator, Community Access Media Alliance, up to $70,000

Student Radio

95BFM, Campus Radio BFM, up to $300,000

Radio Active, Radio Active FM, up to $250,000

Radio Control, Radio Control 99.4FM, up to $150,000

Radio One, Radio One 91 FM, up to $130,000

RDU 98.5FM, RDU 98.5FM, up to $200,000


TV Captioning and Audio Description, Media Access Charitable Trust (Able), up to $4,900,000

RNZ, Radio New Zealand, up to 42,606,000

HEIHEI Games Platform, Gamelab, up to $148,280

HEIHEI Operating Costs, TVNZ, up to $458,190

NZ On Screen and AudioCulture, Digital Media Trust, up to $1,399,500

Additional funding

Tokyo 2021 Paralympics, 12 x 720 mins, TVNZ for TVNZ 1, up to 101,597

Waharoa Portal To The Past, Gateway To The Future, 2 x 45 mins, Frame Up Films for Prime, up to 83,213

Patrick Gower On...2, 2 x 44 mins, Ruckus Media for Three, up to 31,750

Breaking Silence 2, 8 x 10 mins, Magnetic Pictures for Stuff, up to 10,662

Rural Delivery 2021, 10 x 23 mins, Showdown Productions for TVNZ 1, up to 6,037

Return Of The Wild, 4 x 45 mins, Fisheye Films for RNZ, up to 39,926

Tumeke Space S1: Part 1, 5 x 22 mins, Mukpuddy for HEIHEI, up to 217,400

The Panthers, 6 x 44 mins, Tavake Limited for TVNZ 1, up to 123,149

Ahikāroa 4, 20 x 26 mins, Kura Productions for Māori Television, up to 88,050

Kura 2, 6 x 15 mins, Plus6Four Entertainment for TVNZ OnDemand, up to 17,009

SIS 1, 6 x 22 mins, SIS The Show for Prime, up to 45,760

Princess Of Chaos, 1 x 90 mins, Chaos Films for TVNZ 1, up to 19,200

Taskmaster NZ 2, 10 x 44 mins, Kevin & Co for TVNZ 2, up to 14,692

RDU 98.5FM 2020/2021, RDU 98.5FM, up to $13,458

NZ On Screen and Audioculture Capital 2020/2021, Digital Media Trust, up to $38,600


New Music Project

Balu Brigada, Goldie Management, up to $40,000

Donell Lewis, Five AM Artists Management, up to 40,000

Jenny Mitchell, NicNak Media, up to 30,000

Lilly Carron, Goldie Management, up to 40,000

Niko Walters, Universal Music New Zealand, up to 39,200

Reb Fountain, Flying Nun Records, up to 32,000

Shepherds Reign, Wrecking Ball Media, up to 30,000

Sit Down In Front, Native Tongue, up to 29,528

Troy Kingi and ChoiceVaughan, Tavake Limited, up to 40,000

New Music Single - up to $10,000

Abby Lee Ft. Vince Harder, Look What You Made Me Do

Aidan Fine Feat. Church & Ap, Clv

Alae, Forever

Alien Weaponry, Down the Rabbit Hole

Amamelia Feat. Junny , Love Is Useless

Ant Utama, Any Other Way

Beastwars, Cold Wind

Bexy, Not the One I Want

Dbldbl Ft. Pollyhill and Lvj, Big Mike

Deadbeat, Diamonds

Dual, Two Hands Up

French for Rabbits, Ouija Board

Gino October Ft. Chaii, About That

Holly Arrowsmith, Desert Dove

Indi, Crushed

Isla Noon, Talk About Us

Jack Page, Halfway

Jamie Mcdell, Not Ready Yet

Jarna, If Only You Knew

Jazmine Mary, Move Me

Louisa Nicklin, There Will Be Times

Lucky Boy Ft. Phoebe Rings, Burned Out

Mazbou Q Ft. Raiza Biza, G.o.a.t Problems

Nicholas Franchise, Worry Bout

Osqar, Company

Park Rd, Control

Prins, Follow Me

Sam V, Wired

Shannon Matthew Vanya Ft. Ives, Saw It In Your Eyes

Sheep, Dog & Wolf, Periphescence

Shepherds Reign, the Cup Has Spilt

Sylvee, Retrograde World

Tom Verberne, Tangled

Trei X Lee Mvtthews Ft. Nu, Lights Out

Upper Hutt Posse, Say Do Don't Do People

Voom Ft. Fazerdaze, Magic

New Music Development - up to $6,000

Abigail Knudson

Alex Wildwood


Anna Edgington

Cody Patea

Delaney Davidson

Guy Harrison

Harry Charles, Sophie Bialostocki

Jazmine Rose Phillips

Jesse Austin-stewart

Jol Mulholland

Joseph Faris

Josh Edmonds

Mazbou Q

Mckenzie Comer

Nathan Haines

Paddy Hill

Pierre Beasley

Reti Hedley

Sarena Close

Scott Seabright

Solomon Crook

Stephen Small

The Response

Timon Martin

Vivek Gabriel

Wayne Bell

Industry Development

NZ Television Awards 2021, J & A Productions, up to 60,000

Māoriland Film Festival 2021, Māoriland Charitable Trust, up to 10,000

Māoriland Industry Development - He Uru Maire, Māoriland Charitable Trust, up to 80,000

Yami Sounz Summit 2021, Lake Wanaka Sounz Incorporated, up to 6,000