Feature Film Production Investment
At the October 2023 Board Meeting, the NZFC Board approved conditional offers of funding to three new feature films.
The Gate (Documentary)
Logline: Hidden away from the mainstream, New Zealand is at the forefront of a revolutionary global movement teaching personal growth and relationship skills through daring methods. Still, it’s not without risks, with voices rising up threatening to tear it all down.
Producers: Alex Behse, Jane Robertson
Writers: Alex Behse, Jane Robertson, Stacey Lee
Director: Stacey Lee
Holy Days (Feature Drama)
Logline: A lost boy in search of heaven, three weird nuns on a mission, a car powered by God (and stolen money). This is a road trip like no other. A comedic near-tragedy that just keeps going South.
Producers: Emma Slade, Roxi Bull, Victoria Dabbs, Michelle Morris, Sushant Desai
Writers/Director: Nathalie Boltt
I, Object (Feature Drama)
Logline: I, Object follows Tom, a grief-stricken 10-year-old boy who has drifted into a world of imagination after the death of his father. Misunderstood by everyone, Tom starts forming unusual friendships with the faces he sees in everyday objects. Soon everything from his alarm clock, pop cans, and even the kitchen sink begin helping him accept his loss and reconnect with the humans around him.
Producers: Timothy White, Polly Fryer, Andrew Niccol, Daniel Bekerman, Chris Yurkovich, Alex Ordanis
Writers/Director: Andrew Niccol