‘Piki’ means to climb, ascend, climb over, and get on in Māori. 

This speaks to the tone of these films and to the aims of the company - to have energy and momentum in the development process through to production and release.

Our writers work together on their projects fostering a cross fertilisation of creativity in a structured and sustained way lead by Executive Producer, Taika Waititi.

Our Piki sprints are funded by the New Zealand Film Commission's He Ara scheme.