The four successful Escalator low budget feature film teams greenlit for production were announced last night by the New Zealand Film Commission here. Each team has been offered production finance of up to NZ$250,000.
The four greenlit films are:
Juliet Bergh, Writer/Director; Jessica Charlton, Writer; Mhairead Connor, Producer; Melissa Dodd, Producer
Existence is a salvage punk Western set in a post-apocalyptic future. Trapped by her circumstances behind an enclosing fence, Freya dreams of escape and pursues a mysterious outsider who can free her. She destroys her world to discover that the reality of her existence was not what she imagined.
Gerard Johnstone, Writer/Director; Luke Sharpe, Producer
When serial offender Kylie Baxter is placed on home detention, she is forced to come to terms with her dithering parents, her unsociable attitudes and a tormented soul that lives within the walls.
I Survived a Zombie Holocaust
Guy Pigden, Writer/Director; Harvey Neville, Writer; Zoe Hobson, Producer
Wesley, a young runner on a zombie film set, has the first day from hell when real zombies overrun the film set… Who are the real zombies and who are the extras? Decapitate with care!
Sally Tran, Writer/Director; Omar Crawford, Writer; Owen Hughes, Producer
Henry is forced to re-evaluate his entire life when he discovers the secret to slowing down time and is propelled into a shifting world of intrigue and danger.