John Smythe

Better known nowadays as the manageing Director of www.theatreview.org.nz, John is also an actor (BDA from NIDA), playwright, screenwriter (AFTRS) and author.

John Smythe has helped fund

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Robert Gilbert

There are very few theatre plays that explore the world of transgender New Zealanders in contemporary society.

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$6,000.00
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Show Pony

Live at Six tells the story of a news anchor, Jane Kenyon, whose life and career is rocked when footage of her (apparently) misbehaving at a party goes viral.

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$2,500.00
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Java Dance Theatre

Java Dance goes to the Edinburgh Fringe in August this year with Back of the Bus. The wheels of this campaign are already rolling. Your support large or small will make a real difference.

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$15,000.00
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Robin Murphy Productions Limited

"Food For Thought" is a short film written and directed by Patricia (Pat) Robins, based on the short story "The Assassin Bug" by Sue McCauley. A black comedy centred around a dysfunctional family with a big secret. Synopsis - Merran’s elderly father Angus has died suddenly, and as she helps prepare for the funeral, the contents of her mother’s freezer raise some questions about the cause of Angus’s death.

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$10,000.00
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Shane Bosher

Edinburgh has a history of launching celebrated Kiwi talent onto the world stage. Madeleine Sami in No. 2, Tim Balme in JIMMY COSTELLO, Jacob Rajan in KRISHNAN'S DAIRY: they’ve all stood out from the crowd. This August, with your backing, you’ll be able to add the inimitable Morgana O’Reilly to that list.

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$14,000.00
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Andrea Bosshard & Shane Loader

The latest film project from the pair behind the critically acclaimed indie features TAKING THE WAEWAE EXPRESS and HOOK, LINE & SINKER; they're at it again, telling stories and creating characters that remind us of our capacity for humanity, compassion and kindness.

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The Playground NZ

We're organising a new festival of New Zealand theatre and performance in one of New York City's most exciting venues. We need support for the cost of promoting this festival in New York, and to get our set and props freighted around the world.

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$15,000.00
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Capital E

We want NZ children to experience award-winning arts from around the world and home that has been made especially for them. Our campaign is to make this Festival accessible for all. Transport costs for schools is often an obstacle for participating – donating $5 puts a child on a bus.

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$5,000.00
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Barbarian Productions

Barbarian Productions are taking on the Opera House for the CubaDupa festival. We're going to fill the building with life, colour, music, celebration and community expression. We're opening the doors wide, so come on in and join us.

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Amber Easby & Henry Oliver

Kusuda is a short documentary about Tokyo-salaryman turned Martinborough-winemaker Hiro Kusuda as he navigates his way through the high stakes of vintage.

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$2,000.00
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Short+Sweet Festival New Zealand

Become a Short+Sweet Champion and help this unique little, big festival celebrate creativity, experimentation and collaboration in New Zealand through its unique and accessible 10-minute format. Each year, Short+Sweet Festival New Zealand provides a platform for actors, dancers, singers, writers, choreographers, musos and directors to create high quality new work in a professional theatre environment reflecting each Festival city. We need you support to get the Festival across the finish line!

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Robin Murphy Productions Limited

'Pot Luck' is a fresh, fun, and sexy narrative web-series that explores the lives of three Wellington lesbians when they make a pact which turns their weekly Pot Luck dinners into a search for love. Or not.

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$22,500.00
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Java Dance Theatre

Java Dance Theatre will return to Edinburgh this year with their most daring show yet. You can help Boost the critically acclaimed Wine Project to the world.

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$10,000.00
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Tikapa Productions Ltd.

Soon to be The Biggest comedy in New Zealand, written by award winning writer Jamie McCaskill, The Biggest is a hilarious look at raw rural men.

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Robbie Ellis

Chicago-based composer, music director and broadcaster Robbie Ellis is coming home to make an album of his comedy songs.

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$9,000.00
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Jan Bolwell

This is a new play by Jan Bolwell that looks at the lives of two brilliant women mountaineers: Freda du Faur and Lydia Bradey.

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$3,000.00
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Gareth Farr

In 2019 the NZSO and French cellist Sébastien Hurtaud will record my Cello Concerto 'Chemin des Dames' - one of the most important works I have created to date.

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$10,000.00
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Richard Riddiford

FLAMINGO is a feature film about architects Frankie and Ben who are stuck on a rooftop for the weekend together after the door blows shut at their office party

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$20,000.00
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The Conch

A new work by The Conch and Fa’amoana Luafutu, revealing the stories of NZ’s lost generation and the system that was supposed to protect them.

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$5,000.00
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France Hervé

A short film directed by award-winning filmmaker Ed Davis, written by award-winning playwright France Hervé. A contemporary epic tale crossing arts genres.

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$6,000.00