MOONCAKE
TV & FILM

What is mooncake

A mooncake (月饼) is a traditional Chinese treat designed to be shared between friends and whānau during times of celebration. Similarly, MOONCAKE develops and delivers film and TV that exists for a particular purpose and aims to carve out a special place inside the hearts of viewers. Driven by Becky Kuek's strong creative vision and ethos, Mooncake's stories are honest, hopeful and empowering, proudly portray characters through a feminine and Asian lens, and are designed to be loved by both Kiwi and global audiences.

who is becky
Becky Kuek (郭金玫) is the creator of Mooncake, and a multi-genre Writer, Director, Producer and Actor with a strength for crafting stories powered by a meaningful message. After 10 years working as an actor while quietly eyeing the Writer-Director role, Becky produced, wrote and directed the hit Kiwi animated series, TALES OF NAI NAI. Becky is currently working on a number of TV and film projects across live-action and animation, serving on the Board of the NZ Writers Guild, and moonlighting as an actor from time to time (IMDb).

IN PRODUCTION

Currently in the works is LONG x XIA, a live-action scripted comedy series funded by NZ On Air in collaboration with Screen Australia and TikTok. Written and directed by Becky Kuek and Gwen Lin, and produced by Abba-Rose Vaiaoga-Ioasa, Long x Xia will launch in late 2022.

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ver in 2D land, Becky is producing the scripted animation sections of the zesty NZ On Air funded mixed-media docuseries DATING WHILE ASIAN, from Director Maggie Shui for Re.

IN DEVELOPMENT

On the development slate is a diverse collection of live-action TV and film projects, including the high stakes action-comedy series SOUL HEIST, funded for early development in 2021 by the Pan-Asian Screen Collective.


After being awarded the NZ Film Commission Gender Scholarship, Becky has been in development on a number of original projects including LONG HAUL, a wistful travel-themed short film, and I AM NOT YOUR MOTHER, a Kiwi road trip comedy feature.

TALES OF NAI NAI
TALES OF NAI NAI was made with an abundance of love for pan-Asian tamariki. The series is magical, energetic and wholesome, and aims to teach our young audience that Asian characters, cultures, languages and lands are worth loving wholeheartedly.

Tales of Nai Nai was directed, co-written and produced by Becky, and features a cast and crew packed with Kiwi-Asian talent.
Funded by NZ On Air, animated by Mukpuddy, with producing support from Hweiling Ow, Tales of Nai Nai was made possible thanks to the Pan-Asian Screen Collective. Stream Seasons 1 and 2 on TVNZ OnDemand, or get in touch for a private link.