Wellington Paranormal 2, 13 x 23 mins, NZ Documentary Board for TVNZ 2 and OnDemand, up to $5,093,485 13 new episodes starring Paranormal Unit Officers O'Leary and Minogue as they tackle supernatural activity in the capital.

Mystic, 13 x 28 mins, Libertine Pictures for TVNZ 2 and HEIHEI, up to $1,000,000 An adaption of the international best-selling book series Pony Club Secrets.

Colonial Combat, 10 x 10 mins, Awa Films for TVNZ OnDemand and Māori Television, up to $382,500 A tongue-in-cheek revisiting of NZ history, re-interpreting what could have been with the clash of cultures of that time.

Life Is Easy, 8 x 15 mins, Cole Jenkins & Chye-Ling Huang for TVNZ OnDemand, up to $259,831 A millennial body-swap comedy about the differences between us, and what it truly takes to understand someone.

Undertow, 8 x 26 mins, Awa Films for Māori Television, up to $83,850 Four stories that span 170 years tell a dramatic story of NZ history.


Nancy Wake Remembered, (editing) 1 x 26 mins, ILA Film Productions for Māori Television, up to $4,000 The story of Nancy Wake’s legacy, and the impact that legacy had on the Black Ferns 2017 Rugby World Cup bid.

Victor 4 Company, (editing) 1 x 47 mins, ILA Film Productions for Māori Television, up to $11,500 The powerful and affecting stories of 4 Māori veterans who served in the Vietnam War.

Kaupapa On The Couch 2, 6 x 6 mins, Hex Work T/A The Spinoff for The Spinoff, up to $38,400 The second series of this playful and popular online series, which explores issues and current affairs from a Māori perspective.

A Tātau Kōrero: Stories Of Tairawhiti, 30 x 3 mins, The Gisborne Herald for The Gisborne Herald, up to $50,000 Members of the diverse Tairāwhiti community reflect on their heritage and identity in the lead up to Tuia – First Encounters 250.

Know Your Roots, 16 x 4 mins, Tikilounge Productions for The Coconet, up to $111,321 Cultural protocol, tips and language learning videos for new generations of Kiwi-Pacific Islanders.

Blue Smoke, 1 x 52 mins, Awa Films for Māori Television, up to $115,000 The forgotten story of Pixie Williams, the woman who gave voice to New Zealand's first ever global hit Blue Smoke.

Shot Bro, 1 x 52 mins, DNation T/A Storybox for Māori Television, up to $127,000 Shot Bro goes beyond the painful statistics of suicide and tells the personal stories of two Māori men who wanted to take their own lives.

Tales Of Our Taonga, 8 x 8 mins, Tikilounge Productions for The Coconet, up to $129,529 Treasures from the Pacific come alive in the hands of those they are treasured by today.

The Real Drug Talk, 6 x 8 mins, Villainesse for Watch Me, up to $138,965 An educational web series about keeping safe around drugs and alcohol, hosted by a mix of celebrities and experts.

The Changing Face Of The New Zealand Dairy, 1 x 45 mins, Jam TV for Prime, up to $139,966 Examining how a unique part of ‘Kiwi’ life, the local dairy, has become inextricably linked to the Indian community.

Legend – Te Tautohito i te Moana, 1 x 90 mins, Tawera Productions for Māori Television, up to $190,000 For 600 years the world’s greatest navigators lay dormant - today that knowledge has been reclaimed and Maori are once again sailing the pathways of their ancestors.

K’ Road Chronicles, 8 x 13 mins, Top Shelf Productions for Stuff, up to $198,302 A series exploring the complex, difficult world of homelessness with the help of a unique guide named Six.

Six60, 1 x 90 mins, Notable Pictures for TVNZ 2, up to $199,999 From a Dunedin student flat to Western Springs Stadium, Six60 charts the humble beginnings, tense rivalries and phenomenal success of NZ’s biggest band.

National Anthems (Additional), 1 x 46 mins, Notable Pictures for Prime, up to $255,790 Additional funding has been approved to further explore an untold story of NZ popular music.

Someday Stories, 6 x 8 mins, Connected Media Trust for Stuff, up to $200,000 Six short films created by emerging New Zealand talents that each tackle the theme of sustainability.

The NZ-VR Project, 10 x 15 mins, Kowhai Media for NZ Geographic, up to $320,152 A new media series that explores remarkable New Zealand locations in virtual reality and through written, photographic and audio content.

Soul Traders, 8 x 20 mins, Greenstone TV for TVNZ On Demand, up to $374,227 James Nokise takes us on an open-minded journey into NZ’s smorgasbord of religious choices to help us understand our neighbours and their beliefs.

Living With Tourettes 2, 6 x 44 mins, 2B Media for Prime, up to $511,000 New and returning Tourette’s sufferers share their struggles and triumphs in the second season of this inspiring documentary series.

Unbreakable, 7 x 44 mins, Storymaker for TVNZ 1, up to $768,424 An observational documentary series that follows and celebrates people with disabilities as they reach life milestones.

Artefact 2, 4 x 52 mins, Greenstone TV for Māori Television, up to $831 267 Artefact 2 further explores our cross-cultural history of adventure and innovation through significant taonga.

Fresh 2019, 35 x 22 mins, Tikilounge Productions for TVNZ 2, up to $1,734,630 Fresh 2019 is packed with more comedy, more Pasifika celebration and more celebrity Polyswag!

Tagata Pasifika 2019, 50 x 23 mins, + 2 x 44 mins, SunPix for TVNZ 1, up to $1,781,900 A NZ Pacific TV show delivering information and news from a Pacific perspective.

Attitude 2019 and Attitude Awards, up to 30 x 29 mins + 1 x 59 mins, Attitude Pictures for TVNZ 1, up to $1,935,900 Immerse yourself in the engaging stories of people who live with a disability - ordinary people living extraordinary lives.



Kiri And Lou 2, 32 x 5 mins, Field Theory for TVNZ 2 and HEIHEI, up to $1,438,691 (plus NZSPG support) An animated series about empathy, hand-crafted in stop motion with creatures made of clay, in a forest of cut out paper.

The Feijoa Club, 8 x 10 mins, Brown Sugar Apple Grunt Productions for HEIHEI, up to $500,000 A live-action comedy series set in a small rural town about a group of teens solving life’s little mysteries.

Māia The Brave 3, 20 x 10 mins, Pickled Possum Productions for HEIHEI, up to $498,852 An endearing live-action / animated series that empowers 3 to 7 year old viewers with information and tools to overcome tricky body situations.

The Barefoot Bandits 3, 5 x 22 mins, Mukpuddy Animation for HEIHEI, up to $490,500 The citizens of Ngaro must band together to rebuild the island after the volcanic eruption of Series 2.

Tales Of Nai Nai, 10 x 10 mins, Becky Kuek & Mukpuddy Animation for HEIHEI, up to $483,400 An animated series where a Chinese Grandmother tells her twin grandchildren stories about Asia and her past.

Tales Of The Moana – The Enchanted Ocean, 10 x 4 mins, Tikilounge Productions for HEIHEI, up to $173.990 Animated series where Pasifika legends come to life, with humour and heart, in a very modern take on the Pacific Mythology

Norbert & Mylo 2, 52 x 20 sec, LOUDmouth Productions for HEIHEI, up to $57,200 Norbert and Mylo are two claymation characters who bring to life jokes submitted by Kiwi kids.


What Now 2019, 40 x 120 mins, Whitebait Productions for TVNZ 2 and HEIHEI, up to $3,253,000 An entertaining and informative live show, that builds strong, long lasting relationships with Kiwi kids.

Fanimals 2019, 200 x 25 mins, Whitebait Productions for TVNZ 2 and HEIHEI, up to $2,750,000 A series about friendships for the whole family - with kids and animals as the stars of the show.

Dance Off, 15 x 15 mins, Pango Productions for HEIHEI, up to $499,885 An interactive dance web series for our young kiwi kids who love to participate in hip hop dance viral videos.

This Might Work!, 20 x 5 mins, Augusto for HEIHEI, up to $493,213 Joseph Herscher and his team build hilariously complicated contraptions to solve Kiwi kids' annoying everyday problems.

Young Riders, 12 x 15 mins, Greenstone TV for HEIHEI & TVNZ OnDemand, up to $384,175 Follow six young NZ horse riders as they each compete to be the best in the Horse Of The Year show.

Speak Māori For Kids, 50 x 3 mins, Adrenalin Group for HEIHEI, up to $292,463 A fun, instructional animated series of videos teaching New Zealand kids, their parents and teachers how to speak te reo Māori.

Kitchen Science, 25 x 5 mins, Greenstone TV for HEIHEI, up to $278,094 An engaging mash-up of science and DIY, this series encourages kids to be curious and apply scientific methods to thinking and solving problems.

Kai Five 2, 20 x 5 mins, Pickled Possum Productions for HEIHEI, up to $270,000 A kid-centric cooking show, teaching healthy food habits, presented by Kiwi kids for Kiwi kids.

Young Ocean Explorers 2, 90 mins interactive content, Greenstone TV for and HEIHEI, up to $201,556 Riley wants Kiwi kids to join her on a new journey – learning about the importance of Te Ao Māori in conserving NZ's seas and shore.

George & Me 2, 12 x 2 mins, Attitude Pictures for HEIHEI, up to $160,000 A hybrid live-action / animated series about friends who embark on adventures about the human body.

Who Cares…Stare!, 12 x 3 mins, Attitude Pictures for HEIHEI, up to $139,907 Kids with a disability demystify their differences by answering all the questions they know people want to ask.


Let’s Love Our Sea, song & video, Chris Lam Sam, $10,000

Fun and Funner, album & video, Fun and Funner, $10,000

Give Love At Christmas, song & videos, Kath Bee & Anna van Riel, $10,000

Levity Beet song creation webseries, songs & videos, Levity Beet, $10,000

Matariki Glow Show, videos, Little Green Man Productions, $10,000

Worms and Opoutere, songs & videos, The Nukes, $10,000