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2008-2009 short animation

Development

CROQUENBOUCHE CAFE
Genre
Children's
Producer Julie Turner
Director/Animator Adam Duncan
Writer Adam Browne
Synopsis An animated children's series set in a lively restaurant run entirely by kids.

GET ACE
Genre
Children's
Producer Gian Christian
Writer Dina McPherson
Synopsis Meet Ace McDougal - just your average, everyday 10 year old school kid....Well he was, until he happened to be in the wrong dentist's chair at the wrong time and accidentally said the wrong secret codeword........next thing he knew he'd been fitted with a set of top secret, ultra high-tech experimental braces.  From that moment on he's catapulted - teeth first - into one oddball adventure after another. GET ACE is an ensemble comedy and an action adventure series in one, loaded with laughter, suspense, adventure, and tonnes of in-your-face attitude.

HERMES AND THE NAKED FLAME
Genre
Drama
Producer Bill Hughes
Director/Animator Nigel Haslam
Writer Brendon Kennedy
Synopsis A groundbreaking, knowledge based, animated series for ages 8 - 12 opens portals into the mysteries of life.

THE ORCHESTRA
Genre
Comedy
Producer Melanie Brunt
Writer/Director/Animator Michael Hill
Synopsis Life is one long, dull routine for accident-prone, anxiety-ridden and socially inept Vernon . . . until a symphony orchestra appears at his bedside one morning.

Production

HOG
Genre
Comedy
Producer Monica O'Brien
Writer/Director David Webster
Animator Tim Golsby
Synopsis Dining with her overweight and overbearing husband, a demure woman imagines herself in the arms of other more attentive and passionate partners. Whilst the man makes a pig of himself in every sense, the Maitre D attempts to make the woman's evening a memorable one. The fat man seals his own fate with a bottle of wine that is possibly too old for consumption.

LIZARD
Genre
Action adventure
Producer/Writer/Director/Animator John Skibinski
Synopsis An over confident frill necked lizard leaps repeatedly in the air catching insects before his frill opens like a parachute and drifts in the wind. He whips his tail around a branch where it knots and he finds himself trying to get free without disturbing a nearby owl.

NULLARBOR
Genre
Comedy
Producers Katrina Mathers, Patrick Sarell, Merrin Jensen
Writer Patrick Sarell
Synopsis A brash young punk and a laid-back old digger travel across Australia’s Nullarbor Plain in an animated road movie to nowhere. In this vast landscape, sometimes all you’re left with is each other.

ORLANDO'S THIRD TRANCE (working title)
Genre
Science Fiction
Producer Julie Turner
Director/Animator Donna Kendrigan
Writer Adam Browne
Synopsis Orlando's Third Trance is a curious love story played out in a fantastical garden of flesh-botanical wonders.

VALMAY THE VISITOR FROM BEEP BEEP BEEP BEETLE BOX 967
Genre
Comedy
Producer Kate Cawley, Shannon Owen
Writer/Director Susan Earl
Animator Emma Kelly
Synopsis Valmay is sent to Earth as ambassador after winning the Miss Universe pageant on her planet.  She crashes badly on arrival and smashes her transmographer, (the machine that makes her look human).  She is warned never to reveal her true form to humans.  How will her term as ambassador be, now that she's stuck being big and blobby and purple?  Will humans see her inner beauty?

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