South Pacific Pictures receives Te Puna Kairangi Premium Funding for Far North

Funding for the Te Puna Kairangi Premium content round has been announced and includes South Pacific Pictures' dark comedy series Far North. 

The $50m Fund supports the Aotearoa New Zealand production sector recovery from COVID-19 by supporting high-quality productions that tell New Zealand stories for global audiences.

The 6 x 45 minute drama series is based on the true story of a 70-year-old diesel mechanic who unwittingly cracks a drug operation when it arrives on his backdoor. 

Production Co: South Pacific Pictures and White Balance Pictures
Producers: Kelly Martin, Chris Bailey, David White
Writers: David White, Mingjian Cui, Suli Moa
Director: David White

Meanwhile, local audiences can expect lots of light relief heading to their screens, with new and returning comedies including a third series of the award-winning unscripted comedy series, Educators, which is set to film in 2022. 

For more information on the Te Puna Kairangi Funding round click HERE

For more information on the local content round click HERE