A few weeks back I was delighted to learn that two of the three films I applied for production funding for have been short-listed by the New Zealand Film Commission. The short list can be seen here on the NZ Film Commission’s website.
The films were ‘On the Day I Love You More Than my Phobias’ written and directed by Sam Gill (left) to which I’m attached as producer
and ‘The Last Moa’ directed by Alan Parr (right), written and produced by me. (Alan Parr and I share the story credit as the initial concept was his wonderful idea.)
Alan (Parr) and Sam are two enormously talented guys and I sincerely hope we get the funds so we can shoot these terrific films. We eagerly await the final decision which will be announced on August 30th.
Sadly, Alan and I missed out making the shortlist with another film project we submitted – that one, an animated project. However, we believe in its potential absolutely and are working away on it so that it’s ready for the next funding round.