He Kauahi Catalyst supports New Zealand filmmakers to progress their talents to the next stage and make exceptional, high end narrative short films that will ignite the flame and be the catalyst for change in their career.
Three teams have been offered funding in the latest round. All teams have been funded for a total of $115,000 ($105,000 towards their short film and $10,000 towards development of the feature film concept).
Logline: When a mischievous Māori boy jumps a fence and pinches a peach from his neighbour’s tree, he sets off a clash that will change him forever.
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Family
Producer: Angela Cudd, Writer & Director: Tajim Mohammed-Kapa
Logline: An overweight teenager at a strict weight-loss camp must pick a side when he finds himself caught between the militant camp leader and a gentle younger boy during an arduous trek in the remote hinterlands.
Producer: Amanda Jane Robinson, Emma Mortimer, Writer & Director: Tom Augustine
The Long Track
Logline: Four travel vloggers embark on New Zealand’s most famous hike, the Milford Track. Found footage reveals rivalry. Jealousy turns to desperation and fear when they discover they are part of someone else’s film.
Producer: Harley Neville, Writer: Immi Paterson, Guy Pigden, Director: Guy Pigden