FILMAKERS FINANCE

The Rule of Jenny Pen

PRODUCER:

CATHERINE FITZGERALD

ORLANDO STEWART

PRODUCTION COMPANY:

BLUESKIN FILMS LTD &

STELLA MARIS PRODUCTION LTD

COUNTRY:

NEW ZEALAND

It’s projects like The Rule of Jenny Pen that make me excited to do what I do – championing independent and creative producers to produce local content with cultural integrity, making it to the screen both here and around the globe. With principal photography completed in Taupō, the finish line is in sight for this talented and creative team. John Lithgow and Geoffrey Rush, two of the biggest names in Hollywood, play the leads. They stand shoulder to shoulder with some well-known New Zealand industry names; James Ashcroft (director, pictured above), Catherine Fitzgerald and Orlando Stewart (producers), George Henare (actor), Eli Kent (screenplay writer), and Owen Marshall (author). Photography by Stan Alley © Hyenas Rule Ltd 2024

PROJECTS

Hinterland provided consultancy across numerous aspects of the finance for this project, including using industry connections and rebate knowledge to optimise the budget and financing plan.

“Once Hinterland commits, it's like being in a perfect marriage; they're a trustworthy partner, offering a rich and rewarding relationship. Having a financier of this calibre at my side, problem solving with me through thick and thin, not just to close but right through the whole production is such a relief!”

Catherine Fitzgerald
Producer, Blueskin Films Ltd

Photography by Stan Alley © Hyenas Rule Ltd 2024