Tama is screening at The New Zealand International Film Festival!




Saturday 22 July, 6.00pm ASB Waterfront Theatre
Monday 24 July, 10.15am ASB Waterfront Theatre
Saturday 29 July, 6.15pm Event Cinemas Manukau
Sunday 13 August, 1.15pm Soundings Theatre, Te Papa
Wednesday 16 August, 6:15pm Hoyts Northlands
Thursday 17 August, 12:00pm Hoyts Northlands
Tickets can be purchased here:





Odd Socks Productions

Odd Socks Productions builds the bridge between Deaf and hearing communities in New Zealand, to benefit the Deaf community to be able to access, participate and enjoy the arts.

Odd Socks also provides advice, education and training to the arts sector about Deaf culture and New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL).


It’s New Zealand Sign Language Week. This is an opportunity to focus on access to the arts for Deaf and hearing impaired people. New Zealand Sign Language is one of New Zealand’s three official languages and I’m always pleased when producers, presenters and galleries include NZSL interpretation in their planning and budgets so that Deaf people can be included in their audience……….

Check out the rest of the Arts Access article about Deaf Culture and why we celebrate it since NZSL became an official language in 2006.



Are you interested in money?

Odd Socks is looking for a volunteer Funding Assistant – Jared tells you about what we are looking for in this video…

The first project for the successful Funding Assistant will be to find more money to add to the $24,000 budget already raised for short film Tama, by October 2014.

Email Nicola Clements nicola.oddsocks@gmail.com if you are interested in this position.

Long term Odd Socks will teach you the skills of finding and applying for funding in New Zealand for any Deaf, or arts related projects.

Our Funding Manager, Meg, will show you how to create a funding strategy, find grants and organisations that offer funding, write a great application and if you’re really motivated you might even be able to find money to pay for your time too!

Tama gets BOOSTED!

Tama storyboard image and Boosted logoThe Tama short film project is one of the launch projects featured on The Arts Foundation’s new crowd funding platform BOOSTED.

We aim to raise $10,000 in 60 days, to add the $10,000 we already have in the kitty, so that we can get the production phase of the short film underway.

So in real terms, we need 400 people to donate $25 each and we’re on our way! Go check out the Tama project page on BOOSTED and help us to get cracking.

Please forward this email or the page link to your network of friends, family and whānau, thanks.

Jared takes the prize

Jared Flitcroft, co-writer and director of the Tama short film project was a recipient of the AMP Do Your Thing! Advicefirst Wellington scholarship.Jared and the other finalists at the AMP Do Your Thing scholarship

The AMP Do Your Thing Scholarship is all about helping Kiwis ‘do great things’ from rocket-building to taekwon-do to opera singing. With more than $1.5 million awarded across the country over the past 14 years, our scholarships have helped aspiring Kiwis achieve outstanding things across a number of fields.

A special thanks to the team at Advicefirst for hosting a wonderful awards night in October. Jared has donated the $5,000 award to the Tama short film project, he and Nadia have also been invited to attend the AMP National Awards in Auckland in November.