At THE SWEETSHOP, we are on a journey to discover and nurture the world's most extraordinary storytellers, building brilliant careers, and pushing the boundaries of our craft. As such, our commitment to storytelling and filmmaking expands beyond commercials to embrace every type of long-form content from Branded Storytelling, Feature Films, Shorts Films, TV series and Documentaries.
As a NZ-founded company, we have also celebrated considerable success over the past 5 years within indigenous spaces, where we continue to work on our large slate of culturally diverse stories for both local and global audiences.
Mark's film 'Datsun' is a short film funded by the New Zealand Film Commission. Datsun is a proof of concept for his feature film 'Blood Moon' that is in development & will be produced by Sweetshop.
Datsun had its European premiere at the Berlinale, its American premiere at SXSW, & is now Oscar accredited after a run of competition success winning awards for; Best Film, Best Cinematography & Best Director at a number of festivals including GIFF (Mexico), Saupaulo (Brasil), Vicolicorti (Italy) and ShowMeShorts (NZ).
"New kids show BIRD'S EYE VIEW is the Ted Lasso of the bird world - Spinoff
Pete Circuitt & Jared KahiBird's Eye View Trailer
Winning BEST CHILDREN'S PROGRAMME at the NZTV Awards in 2022, the animated series has a second season in development, Bird’s Eye View is a charming, cheery tonic to the world around us, & each short episode is filled with bold colours & dry, observational humour.
Discover how The Sweetshop, VMLY&R and Monash University came together to produce the award winning full length feature The Endangered Generation?
The Endangered Generation
Narrated by Laura Dern.
‘A film like this cannot start with a script; it starts with a series of conversations and engagements with different people’
- director Celeste Geer
Produced by the London team at The Sweetshop, this music video for WARPAINT by the eccentric Jim Hosking creates a world of multiples.
THE DEFENDERS will enthral anyone with even a passing interest in how human rights & international institutions collide but, really, at the centre of it is one young man trying to live his life.
The gripping true story of how a former Australian Football captain & a raging team of social media warriors, challenged two monarchies, a Military Junta, and the world's richest & most influential sporting body, FIFA, to rescue the life of a fellow player & save the soul of football.
TrilogyThe Untold Tales of Tūteremoana
A dramatic anthology , woven together by three whakapapa stories of the ancient Ngai Tara people. Directed by Hiona Henare
Where is Anne Frank?Feature Film
Where is Anne Frank is a 2021 animated magic realism film directed by Ari Folman. The film follows Kitty, Anne's imaginary friend to whom she addressed in her diary.
Moja VesnaFeature Film
After her mother's sudden death, ten year old Moja becomes the unexpected grown-up of her fragmented family, trying to bring her troubled older sister Vesna & distant father together. Directed by Sara Kern.