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Community Supported Filmmaking

Why film?

Because we believe it’s the most powerful way to share new ways of thinking, being, and doing, and to contribute towards creating a new story for humanity to live by so that all of Earth’s creatures can thrive.

By releasing the majority of our films online for free we reach as many people as possible. But this is only achievable thanks to the supporting donations we receive: from individual viewers, aligned organisations, and like-minded philanthropists.

If you’d like to support us, know that no amount is too small – every dollar becomes part of a fund that helps us make our next solutions-focused film.

Visit the About page to learn more about us, about our ethics, and about how funds are used.

Together We Grow behind the scenes

Ways to support Happen Films


We have a wonderfully supportive community on Patreon, many of whom have been supporting us for over 5 years now. We send a fortnightly update that might include exclusive new content (like clips and interviews that are not released elsewhere), livestream and behind-the-scenes updates, and of course our Patreon members receive first access to our new films.

This is a great way to support us, from as little as a dollar a month to whatever you can afford. Every dollar adds up – we’ve relied for years on our monthly Patreon income to keep Happen Films running! You can find out more by checking out Happen Films on Patreon.

Open Collective

Through our page on Open Collective, you can make donations to Happen Films that are tax deductible.

We’re using this platform because we like the transparency it provides for those who are donating – so you know how your funds are being spent! – because it provides tax benefits for you, and because it makes the admin easier at our end.

Set up a one-off or recurring bank transfer

We can also accept donations by bank transfer. Note that donations are not tax deductible unless made through Open Collective.

Account name: Happen Films Limited
Account number: 38 9020 0486598 00
Bank: Kiwibank Limited
Address: Level 9, 20 Customhouse Quay, Wellington, 6011, New Zealand
Swift Code: KIWINZ22
(If you donate via bank transfer we’d love it if you could let us know via the Contact form, so that we can say thank you!)

Share our films

Don’t forget, simply sharing our films is another great way to support us!
• Share the films on our YouTube channel with your network.
• Hold a public screening of one or more of our films for your local community. You can purchase a screening licence from our Store.

Make a one-off or recurring donation