Creative Media Production project shown on TVNZ kids' platform

Kiwis Can Fly poster

Kiwis Can Fly poster art.

In 2018, Courtney Gilbert led a team of Creative Media Production students to create Kiwis Can Fly, a fun animated series for children. Now, Kiwis Can Fly is broadcasting to kiwi kids via NZ On Air's HEIHEI platform.

Courtney graduated in May and is working in the screen industry. Massey is partnering with TVNZ again this year to enable talented students like Courtney to work with real-world clients.

Kim Harrop, TVNZ scripted commissioner and commissioner for HEIHEI, says the partnership with Massey University is about discovering Aotearoa’s next generation of storytellers and supporting them on their content creation journey.

“Producing a TV series is no mean feat – especially when it comes to 3D animation. We were blown away by Courtney’s dedication to her work last year, the quality of her work and the savvy way she took her project from concept through to successfully selling it in a very competitive marketplace.  

“Including Kiwis Can Fly in the HEIHEI line up was an absolute no-brainer for us.  We’re enjoying mentoring this years’ crop of Massey talent, and are encouraged by several of the projects we’ve seen so far,” she says.

Watch Kiwis Can Fly on HEIHEI

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College of Creative Arts
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