**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.
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
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
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
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
Dual, Two Hands Up
French for Rabbits, Ouija Board
Gino October Ft. Chaii, About That
Holly Arrowsmith, Desert Dove
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
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
Harry Charles, Sophie Bialostocki
Jazmine Rose Phillips
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