The New Zealand Writers Guild have announced the Seed Grant recipients for the first round of 2022, with some of our members on the list.


The Ordeal
by Ghazaleh Golbakhsh and Mia Maramara

Stuck in a hotel quarantine, a desperate writer attempts to finish her screenplay to save her career and marriage but soon becomes mad with mysterious visions that she must solve in order to save her life. Ghazaleh and Mia received one of six Seed Grants of $10,000 to develop a first draft of their joint feature film script.


The Resort
by Curtis Vowell and Sophie Henderson

Returning to her island, Avaiki, Tui finds whole beaches have disappeared. Piecing together the cause of devastation, Tui decolonises herself and her island, rehoming locals in the luxury resort built upon her family’s land. Curtis and Sophie received one of two Seed Advanced Grants of $12,000 to develop their feature film script.

The dates for the second round of seed are yet to be announced, but take a look here for the full list of first round recipients.

Well done to our members! Looking forward to seeing how your projects develop.

Last updated on 14 June 2022