New NZFC Funding Announcement

The New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) has offered equity investments to two feature films with DEGANZ members Rebecca Tansley and Rouzie Hassanova involved.

My Name is Pati is a feature documentary with Rebecca as the writer/director and producer. The film will receive up to $865,638. The project is about “The remarkable story of Samoan brothers who sang their way onto the world’s greatest opera stages.”

Fellow member Rouzie is one of three producers for Mārama, a feature drama also granted funding of up to $2,420,000 from NZFC. The film’s logline is “1859. When a young, Māori woman is summoned under mysterious circumstances from New Zealand to North Yorkshire, she uncovers the horrifying truth of her colonial heritage and must destroy the titled Englishman who has devastated her family.”

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Last updated on 24 April 2024