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NZ Film Commission announces recipients of the Interactive Development Fund 2018

NZ Film Commission announces recipients of the Interactive Development Fund 2018

The Interactive Development Fund has announced recipients of the fund for 2018, aiming to support the concept development of original, narrative-focused, interactive, and games content delivered on any platform,

All successful applicants will be granted access to the following benefits, assisting in the concept development of original narrative-based interactive and games content.

  • Grant of up to $25,000
  • Up to $50,000 in exceptional circumstances
  • The concept can be delivered on any platform (for example, mobile, online, console, virtual reality, or augmented reality).

Recipients include;

RETURNING TO BIRDLAND
Overactive Imagination & Frank Film
Applicant: Nadia Maxwell 
Type: Virtual Reality
Logline/ Synopsis: It’s the bird’s point of view of Aotearoa over the last 700 years. In awe, and in a lifelike experience, we explore a paradise before humans. In horror, we meet the predators the humans bring. In hope, we’re alongside the survivors, clawing a comeback.

MINIMUM MASS
Like Amber
Applicant: Raqi Syed
Type: Virtual Reality
Logline/ Synopsis: A young woman is convinced her children are being born into another dimension. But who will believe her?

DOLLY 
Little Lost Fox
Applicant: Blake Wood
Type: Game
Logline/ Synopsis: Dolly tells the story of a young girl coming to terms with her life, her illness, and her eventual death. Journey through her mind, piece together scattered memories, and discover the truth.

PROJECT TAPESTRY
Applicant: Joshua Boggs
Type: Game
Logline/ Synopsis: Tapestry is a time-manipulating, turn based RPG about predestination; woven on a tapestry that depicts the future.

NATIVE 
Wrestler
Applicant: Ben Forman
Type: Augmented Reality/ Virtual Reality
Logline/ Synopsis: Native is a magical interactive world for kids, explored through various platforms, from video to virtual and augmented reality. Told through the eyes of New Zealand’s native animals, coming together and discovering threats to the environment, ecosystem and ultimately their survival.

FUTURE BACK 
Mixt
Applicant: Jessica Manins
Type: Virtual Reality
Logline/ Synopsis: In a technology driven future an escape into Virtual Reality could change the past.

GUARDIAN 
Applicant: Maru Nihoniho
Type: Interactive Novel
Logline/ Synopsis: A guardian sworn to protect her people against the horrors of a world grown wild in the wake of civilisation’s fall.

THE GREEN FAIRY AND THE GOBLIN KINGDOM 
Conical
Applicant: Alejandro Davila
Type: Virtual Reality
Logline/ Synopsis: The Green Fairy discovers more about her past as she travels to the perilous Goblin Kingdom to get to the bottom of the Fairy Catcher’s plans.

WAKE 
Wrestler
Applicant: Kat Lintott
Type: Game, Virtual Reality
Logline/ Synopsis: A girl is about to be born but, first she must journey through the ‘landscape of the feminine’, awakening and embodying powerful feminine archetypes before the final passage of birth is revealed.

GOLDEN THREADS 
Applicant: Allan (Haoyu) Xia
Type: Game
Logline/ Synopsis: Golden Threads is an edutainment narrative adventure game based on the lives of early Chinese immigrants and true historical events.

SHELF LIFE 
Applicant: Thomas Barrer
Type: Game
Logline/ Synopsis: After experiencing an accident, a non-binary art student begins exploring parallel dimensions, and fighting monstrous manifestations of their internal struggles. They must balance these otherworldly experiences with their domestic life, relationships and schoolwork.

URUPA 
Applicant: Mohsin Ali
Type: Virtual Reality
Logline/ Synopsis: After accidentally releasing the spirit in his great uncle’s coffin, Hemi must traverse the memories of his Tipuna to uncover and solve what is preventing them from reaching the afterlife.

HOUSE OF WONDERS 
Robert L Appierdo
Applicant: Jess Feast
Type: Virtual Reality
Logline/ Synopsis: Do we make reality, or does it make us?

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