We invited our cast, crew and consultants to complete an inclusion and diversity survey. Response rate to the survey was 46%, and we anticipate a fairly large margin of error at around 8% for the highlighted statistics below, taken from the survey.
Respondents were asked to first indicate whether they did or did not identify as gender diverse, and then to state their specific identity. Results included: Woman, Female, Cis-woman, Male, Cis-male, Trans-masculine, Trans-man, Non-binary, Agender, Gender neutral, Gender fluid, FTM.
Percentages below do not sum to 100% as some people identify with more than one set of pronouns.
Percentages below do not sum to 100% as some people identify with more than one ethnicity. While ethnicity is not a particularly helpful statistic and fairly archaic, in this instance it has helped us to recognise how many people of colour have been involved in making Rūrangi.
It turns out Rūrangi was a very queer shoot (who would have known!?). Orientations given and grouped under Queer here included: Lesbian, Gay, Pansexual, Bisexual, Takatāpui, Asexual, Aromantic, Queer, Heteroflexible, Trisexual.
Accessibility is important are an area we are looking to improve in.
We have identified the following areas of improvement, should Rūrangi be funded for future seasons:
Supporting our team and working on reducing stress is going to be our primary concern. This will mean growing the role of the "Kindness Officer" and ensuring teams are supported with the right resources for the challenges of the job.
We can do better here, and will continue to focus on improving our gender balance. This means placing more gender diverse people and women in positions of power or in HOD roles.
We would like to increase our focus on accessibility, including looking deeper into reducing the impact of standard film hours via job-shares.
Increase the focus on education around gender and sexuality diversity in our cis-gender allies through training earlier in the production process.
As with gender, we will strive to place more people of colour in positions of power / HOD roles.
Counting Ourselves is an anonymous community-led health survey for trans and non-binary people living in Aotearoa New Zealand. It is an incredible report that reveals some shocking realities.