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Want to make a documentary with us?

Monday 5th March 2018

We’re excited to announce that The Wireless is now accepting proposals for a third season of Wireless Docs. We’ll be commissioning six new made-for-web documentary films to be released in mid-2018.



In the first two seasons, we saw stories about struggle against authority, life-changing choices and finding community. Many of these films have now been seen at film festivals around the world and have featured on TVNZ’s OnDemand, with two receiving New Zealand Cinematographers Society awards.


Director and producer Ursula Grace with cinematographer Tim Flower in Samoa shooting Wireless Doc, Aupito - the High Chief. Tim received a bronze award from the New Zealand Cinematographers Society for his work on the film.

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Wireless Docs filmmakers have experimented with a range of styles, and documented subjects including de-stigmatising HIV, the isolated life of west coast whitebaiters, and the ecological conflicts faced by the whale watch industry in the ocean around Vava’u, Tonga.



We’re looking for passionately told New Zealand stories from filmmakers with documentary experience. We’re open to a range of visual treatments from animations or classic expository docs, to reflexive gonzo-style docs and fly-on-the-wall observational works.

The basic info:

Budget: $3000 per doc
Length: 6-12 mins
Proposals due 5pm, 26 March. 
Download a PDF with all the relevant info here.

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