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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


Become a financial contributor.


Support the following initiatives from Happen Films.

Composting as a response to food waste and climate change
Creating community resilience from within the community
Is it possible to fish sustainably?

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This food forest is nearly 30 years old! We head back to see what's changed in forest and people ...

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Make a donation towards the general funding of our films.

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


Let’s get the ball rolling!

News from Happen Films

Updates on our activities and progress.

Introducing our new film project: The Compost Solution

Dear Open Collective friends! Heartfelt thanks, as always, to everyone who’s joined us in the last couple of months with one-off or monthly financial support of our Community Supported Filmmaking. Thanks for making things Happen! We’ve just...
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Published on September 28, 2022 by Charlotte Squire

Our new film – pre-release special :)

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Published on June 3, 2022 by Happen Films Ltd

Thank you for joining us!

Dear Open Collective community, Thanks so much to everyone who has joined us in the past couple of months, before we’d even begun promoting our profile here on Open Collective! We appreciate your trust in this new space and your support for...
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Published on May 13, 2022 by Happen Films Ltd


Transparent and open finances.

Financial contribution to Happen Funds (Single donation)

Credit from Nathan to Happen Funds

Contribution #617306
Financial contribution to Fishing for Change (Donate)

Credit from Di Lucas to Fishing for Change

Contribution #616863
Today’s balance

$92,000.00 NZD

Total raised

$92,000.00 NZD

Total disbursed

--.-- NZD

Estimated annual budget

$100,000.00 NZD