We have extended our film production offering to include long form storytelling. The Story Department is passionately committed to developing long-form fiction and non-fiction stories for screens, bringing short form TVC content production and long form production together under the same roof.
We are excited by the opportunities to collaborate with brands on seamlessly integrating brand stories into long form content and we are thrilled by the prospect of this model leading to many more films being made in this part of the world.
The Story Department is currently in production on a feature length documentary film about the life of Dame Valerie Adams as she prepares for her fifth and final Olympic games. The project recently received an offer of funding from the New Zealand Film Commission and additional brand funding has been secured via local and international brand partners.
Directed by Briar March and produced by Leanne the Pooley, the film follows Dame Valerie’s journey to her fifth and final Olympic Games. The film will honour Dame Valerie as a woman who has not just survived a challenging past, but taken strength from her often difficult journey and turned it into greatness. The film is due for release in 2022.