Happen Films

Fiscal Host: Gift Collective

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.

If you're not familiar with our work, you might like to visit our website to learn all 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 the new films underway, click on one of the Project links below to read about the film, its budget, its time frame, and how to contribute. Your donations are tax deductible and how we spend funds is made completely transparent on this awesome platform.

Explore away!

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


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Happen Funds

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An Invitation for Wildness – revisit film

We're heading back to the food forest that was the subject of one of our first and most successfu...

Gravity Fishing film

Is it possible to fish sustainably? We go fishing for the answer!

Together We Grow (FUNDED!)

The story of Common Unity Project Aotearoa – a community hub making a huge difference!

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Roimata Food Commons film

A food commons in a city park building community food resilience and strengthening community ties.


Let’s get the ball rolling!

News from Happen Films

Updates on our activities and progress.

Exciting news – picture-locked cut of Common Unity film!

Last week we reached a huge milestone on the production of our Common Unity documentary: picture-lock! The film has stayed within our budgeted limit of 40 minutes and the production timeline has miraculously conformed to schedule. It's been...
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Published on August 19, 2021 by Antoinette Wilson


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