2020 SPADA Conference

South Pacific Pictures' Big Pitch 2021

ResizedImage221178 CROP SPP logo         Hweiling Ow, Kelly Martin (South Pacific Pictures) and Sam Wang                                 

2019 Winners' Sam Wang and Hweiling Ow, with sponsor South Pacific Pictures' CEO Kelly Martin. 


Do you have a GREAT idea and the courage to pitch to a roomful of producers and industry executive?

The South Pacific Pictures' BIG PITCH is a much anticipated part of the SPADA Conference, and we  encourage you to take the leap and take part in this, slightly terrifying but very rewarding, experience.  With the 2020 SPADA Conference is not going ahead this year due to COVID-19, it means you have more time to work on your pitching - so keep an eye out for more details on the Big Pitch in 2021.  

The criteria and entry form will be similar in 2021.

If you have any further questions please contact the SPADA Office on (04) 939 6934 or email comms@spada.co.nz.

The 2019 South Pacific Pictures 'Big Pitch' was a highlight of the SPADA Conference, with eight different projects pitched to delegates during the The Great Screenrights Lunch.

The standard was high, the energy contagious, and the original ideas showed the depth of creativity on offer in New Zealand.

The judges had a tough decision to make and much debating took place, but they reached consensus and awarded the international travel prize plus a registration to the 2020 SPADA Conference to 
Sam Wang and Hweiling Ow with their project 'Homebound 3.0'

Congratulations also to the other seven finalists: 

Sarah Harpur - 'Vanilla Buttercream Farmy Farm' - a 2D Animated Children's Series with a cute but rebellious rabbit as President of the 'I Hate Humans' Club.

Kieran Charnock & Jonathan Watt of Redface Pictures - 'No Place Like Home' - a Comedy Feature Film that follows the action when three broke students face eviction and decide to turn their flat into a rest home in a bid to get rich quick.

Tim Batt (& Jack Nicol) - 'Grim' - a 'Supernatural Workplace Comedy Webseries' that follows New Zealand's own Grim Reaper, who needs to stop being so perky and toughen up, or risk destroying herself and handing our country's afterlife sovereignty to Australia.

Jing Jing Ke - 'Hans & Tweet' -  a Stop-Motion Sci-Fi Comedy Series that celebrates friendship in the kookiest way, by following the misadventures of two friends who aspire to be the greatest super-villains in the world! But first, they must start in Morepork City.

Andrew Vivian - 'Jock Nerds' - A family Feature Film that forces the school's rugby star to work with a cheating math nerd and overcome their differences to earn their spot at the National Mathex tournament.

 Fiona Armstrong & Jonathan James of Tiny Earl Productions - 'Joint Venture' - A Dark Comedy Webseries that dives into the lives of the residents at 'Divine Mercy Hospice' as they struggle to come to terms with their mortality and form ‘The Herb Club’, a secret cannabis society hidden within the hospice’s greenhouse.

Teresa Bass - 'Nan's Guide to Retirement' - A Black Comedy series that follows 71 year-old Nan as she's put into a retirement home before she's ready, and quickly discovers a bunch of hobbies she never knew she'd love... like murder.