Pioneers

Pioneers

Championing independent creators & their passion projects by providing the support required to turn groundbreaking ideas into reality.

Our latest projects

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Strength

A short film by Hedvig Ahlberg & Agathe Barbier capturing stories of female physical & emotional strength, narrated by Adele Hampton's poem 'Lessons in Olympic Weightlifting’.

We supported the all-female crew behind the film by providing access to the right kit, space & production support required to successfully bring their creative vision to life.

Since its release, the film has been selected as one of Nowness’s Picks, as well as one of Vimeo's Staff Picks.

Check it out

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Untitled

A collection of hidden & largely unpublished photographic negatives by Maja Blumenfeld that capture the faces, landscapes, architecture, & lifestyles of interwar Berlin & mid-twentieth-century Auckland, New Zealand.

The 1000+ archive of glass plate & Kodak negatives resurfaced in 2014 still in its original packaging with handwritten notes & Maja’s granddaughter, our own Roshannah Bagley, has spent the last 3 years researching the background stories of the images.

We’re working closely with her to bring these stories to life & share them with the public for the very first time.

Coming Soon

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Short Stories

A digital platform that makes it easy for authors of all levels to publish their stories & have them discovered by the most appreciative audiences while helping readers easily discover stories they’l love.

We’re supporting Nathan Reed to grow the existing Short Stories platform into an engaged community of budding, emerging & established writers while building awareness around the platform with new readers – with a focus on encouraging children’s literacy.

Coming Soon

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How it works

01

Submit

Tell us about yourself, your project & how Pioneers can help you make it happen.

02

Select

Making the world more interesting

We review & select projects based on their impact on culture & potential to make the world more interesting.

03

Support

Reaching the most relevant audiences

From funding & intros, to kit hire & distribution – we utilise our team & network to provide the support needed to turn your idea into reality.

04

Share

Once complete, we help the project reach the most appreciative audiences & gain recognition in culture.

We love projects that are…

  • 01

    Driven by Passion

    The ones you’ve always wanted to create, but haven't had the opportunity.

  • 02

    Creative

    We love anything creative but we’ve got a particular soft spot for art, design, music, film, photography & animation.

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    Pioneering

    Projects that are progressive, break convention & make the world more interesting.

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    Ready to Go

    Not just off-the-cuff ideas – we want to understand what’s been done already, what needs to happen next & how we can support.

Sound like you want to be part of?
Submit your idea

We’re always looking for partners to help support Pioneers. To find out more, get in touch.