Fresh support from NZ On Air’s Digital Media Fund will bring four web series projects to online audiences.
The latest funding round saw 54 applications for web series. The applications were seeking a total investment of more than $20 million.
“The applications for the Digital Media Fund, the only such fund in New Zealand, just keep getting better. This is clearly an area of growing demand, and where local content creators are thinking outside the square. We love the collaborations and innovations we are seeing in these digital projects,” said NZ On Air Chief Executive Jane Wrightson.
Four web series will receive up to $100,000 each.
Yeti is a comedy based on an outrageous, popular stage play.
High Road 2 is a comedy about a burnt out rockstar DJ-ing a radio station in a caravan at Piha, which has already found a strong online following with its first series. (High Road was featured in the October issue of Viewfinder magazine)
Flat 3 will bring audiences a new series of this popular comedy, which follows the daily lives of three young Kiwi-Chinese women flatmates in Auckland. (Flat 3 was featured in the June issue of Viewfinder magazine)
Outward Bound is a comedy web series based on the renowned outdoor experience at Anakiwa.
Yeti –comedy web series, Semi-Professional $100,000
Flat3, Series 3 –comedy web series, Flat3 Productions $100,000
High Road, Series 2 – comedy web series, Tomorrowland $100,000
Outward Bound – comedy web series, Longline Productions $100,000
Congratulations to all web series creators!
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