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Happen Films

We make solutions-focused documentaries that help guide us back into harmony with the rest of nature; that inspire people to develop healing ways of living; that educate, support, and empower. Stories that make things Happen!


Welcome to the Happen Films Collective!

This is where you can find out about the film projects we have underway, and where you can contribute to making them Happen by becoming part of our campaign for Community Supported Filmmaking.

If you're not familiar with our work, you might like to visit our website to learn more about us. We're a small production company based in Aotearoa New Zealand making high-impact documentary films. We'd love to share our work with you.

If you're already a keen supporter, then thanks for making your way here! 

To learn about new work underway, click on the Project links below to read about each film we're currently working on – the concept, the budget, the time frame, and how to contribute. There's also an option to contribute to Happen Films itself (the 'Happen Funds' project) if you can't decide on your favourite upcoming film :) 

Your donations may be tax deductible – get in touch to for full details about that – and how we spend funds is made completely transparent on this awesome platform. We welcome your questions and feedback.

Explore away!

Arohanui / lots of love
Antoinette & Jordan and the Happen Films team


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Our contributors 25

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Biome Fund

One-off donation

$200,000 NZD

Ben & bEartha...

Monthly supporter

$2,329 NZD

The Rubbish T...

Monthly supporter

$1,131 NZD

Kaye Basire

Monthly supporter

$690 NZD


Monthly supporter

$600 NZD

Quatro Trust

One-off donation

$500 NZD


Monthly supporter

$480 NZD

Financial Contributions

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Become an ongoing backer of Happen Films by contributing the amount of your choice each month.

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$5 NZD / month

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News from Happen Films

Updates on our activities and progress.

Annual Update

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Published on March 26, 2024 by Happen Films Ltd

New short film out today! "Fishing for the Future"

Kia ora, greetings Open Collective friends, We're excited to share with you a new film w...
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Published on April 7, 2023 by Happen Films Ltd

Happen Films turns 8 Today!

Kia ora Open Collective whānau/family!It's Happen Film's 8th birthday today!Thanks to your support we've funded or partially funded 5 film projects here on Open Collective, two of them now out in the world, one ready for re...
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Published on February 22, 2023 by Charlotte Squire


Transparent and open finances.

Invoice #203529
Invoice #203528
-$229.00 AUD
$250.41 NZD
Reimbursement #202369
Today’s balance

$59,128.72 NZD

Total raised

$191,008.09 NZD

Total disbursed

$131,879.37 NZD

Estimated annual budget

$106,034.68 NZD

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