Boosting Kiwi Films
The Boost initiative announced this week is an indication that the NZ Film is taking producers seriously. It's a cash inject to five medium-sized production companies - from $50,000 to $130,000 each. That's not including the support to the four major Big Screen companies like Matthew Metcalfe's GFC company, and Neil Cross and Richard Fletcher's Libertine.
The purpose of the Boost Fund is explained by Film Commission CEO Dave Gibson, and two of the lucky recipients.
Jason Stutter and Kevin Stevens' Centron Pictures are the creators of the award-winning Careful and supernatural thriller The Dead Room and has a slate of genre and high concept adventure films in various stages of development.
Tom Hern's Four Knights Film produced The Dark Horse and has several projects in development including Irish/New Zealand co-production The Long Way Home and Pork Pie, a remake of Kiwi classic, Goodbye Pork Pie.