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2017–2018 Online production

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Online Production

ROMP SEASON TWO
6 x 14mins
Opening Act Films Pty Ltd
Genre 
Comedy
Producer Pete Ireland
Executive Producer Zayn Buksh
Director / Writer Tonnette Stanford
Platform YouTube
Synopsis Three housemates - Jade, Stacey and Michael – refuse to grow up. Now in their thirties, and with reality closing in on all sides, can they find happiness in Sydney's hetero-flexible dating scene...without killing each other first?

THE DROP OFF
6 x 8mins
Kiss & Go Productions Pty Ltd
Genre 
Comedy
Producers Mike McLeish, Fiona Harris 
Executive Producer Paul Walton
Director Tori Garrett
Writers Mike McLeish, Fiona Harris
Platform YouTube
Synopsis A short-form comedy exploring that strange bubble of time every school morning known as The Drop Off.

ROBBIE HOOD
6 x 10mins
Ludo Studio Pty Ltd, Since1788 Productions Pty Ltd
Genre 
Comedy
Producers Tanith Glynn-Maloney, Meg O’Connell 
Executive Producers Charlie Aspinwall, Daley Pearson
Director Dylan River
Writers Dylan River, Kodie Bedford 
Platform SBS
Synopsis Robbie is a troublemaker with a heart of gold living in a remote Aboriginal community in Central Australia, wreaking havoc with his gang of merry boys. They’re in their mid-teens, young enough to get a slap on the wrist by the law, but old enough to know better.

THE BIG NOTHING
5 x 7mins
Sharptooth Pictures
Genre 
Sci-fi, Drama
Created by Claire Bishop, Lucy Campbell, Sophie Morgan and Peter Ninos 
Producers Adam Camporeale, Sophie Morgan 
Directors Lucy Campbell, Peter Ninos
Writers Lucy Campbell, Sophie Morgan
Platform YouTube
Synopsis After a brutal murder on a space station, Detective Lennox is sent to investigate the three remaining crew members. 

10 YEAR BEACHED AZIVERSARY
10 x 5mins
Robot Army Productions Pty Ltd
Genre 
Comedy
Producers Nicholas Boshier, Jordana Johnson 
Director Nicholas Boshier
Writers Nicholas Boshier, Jarod Green, Anthony Macfarlane
Animator Benjamin Zaugg
Platform ABC
Synopsis The 10 year anniversary of the seminal very short cartoon, Beached Az.

WYRMWOOD VR
1 x 15mins
Guerilla Films Pty Ltd
Genre 
Action/Horror
Producer Tristan Roache-Turner
Director Kiah Roache-Turner
Writers Kiah Roache-Turner, Tristan Roache-Turner
Platforms STEAM, VIVEPORT, Oculus Home
Synopsis You are trapped in an underground bunker with a psychotically evil doctor and a group of zombie-blending soldiers, and must orchestrate a fantastically daring escape before your brains are sucked out of your skull.

SUPERWOG
6 x 24mins
Princess Pictures Holdings Pty Ltd
Genre 
Comedy
Producer Paul Walton
Executive Producers Emma Fitzsimons, Rick Kalowski
Director Theo Saidden
Writers Theo Saidden, Nathan Saidden
Platform Youtube, ABC
Synopsis The Superwog series follows the often misunderstood, dysfunctional Superwog family as they struggle to navigate life in the Australian suburbs. Superwog is a girls/fast food-obsessed teenager enrolled in a prestigious private school. His misadventures with best friend Johnny often cause Superwog’s primitive, highly-strung father extreme stress as he battles to keep his delusional but fiercely loyal wife happy.

30 MINUTES OF DANGER
10mins 
Happening Films Pty Ltd & The Pulse Originals
Producers 
Jannine Barnes, George Kacevski, Melody Ha 
Executive Producer Brett Heil, Michael Agar
Director / Writer Grant Scicluna
Platform VR 
Synopsis Based on the bestselling novel 300 Minutes of Danger by Australian author Jack Heath. Nassim is mistaken for Kim, a jewel heist witness, and poisoned in a revenge attack by a deadly assailant. An antitoxin will be forthcoming if he gives up the “bloodstone”, prompting a cat and mouse game where Nassim is at a clear disadvantage.

MINING BOOM
5 x 6mins 
Thirsty Head Productions Pty Ltd
Genre 
Comedy
Producer Philip Denson, Peter Harris 
Director Peter Harris 
Writers Peter Harris, Philip Denson
Platform YouTube, Facebook
Synopsis Mining Boom is an ensemble workplace comedy following an eclectic team of FIFOs as they slip-up, cover-up and shortcut their way through remote Australian mine sites.

BONNIE THE ELEPHANT
4 x 3mins
Swim Like a Boss Productions
Genre 
Comedy 
Producers Jerome Velinksy, Nigel Huckle, Holly Hargreaves
Director / Writer Holly Hargreaves 
Synopsis A cheeky animated comedy set inside a children's storybook, but with its sexual overtones, this one's for the adults.

THE HOUSEMATE
6 x 5mins 
Chips and Gravy Films 
Genre 
Comedy
Producer Amanda Reedy 
Director Hayden Mustica 
Writers Gemma Bird Matheson, Alexandra Keddie
Platform iview  
Synopsis Alex and Gemma get to know a number of potential housemates over several weeks, narrowing them down to hopefully find the housemate of their dreams.

AWAVENA
17mins
VR Wallworth Pty Ltd
Genre
VR, AR
Producers Lynette Wallworth, Nicole Newnham, Tashka Yawanawa (co-producer), Laura Yawanawa (co-producer)
Executive Producers Sandy Herz, Marcie Jastrow, Gigi Pritzker, Nico Daswani
Director / Writer Lynette Wallworth
Synopsis For the Yawanawa, an indigenous Amazonian people, each living thing has a spirit. Using technology that the Yawanawa feel enables them to share their visions, this immersive work allows the viewer to enter the spirit world seen by their elder shaman Tata, and his disciple Hushahu--the Yawanawa’s first female shaman.

SKINFORD CHAPTER TWO
95mins
Deadrock Media Pty Ltd
Genre
Fantasy thriller
Producers Christopher Seeto, Tom Pope
Executive Producers Enzo Tedeschi, Antoine Disle, Tess Meyer, George Kacevski
Director / Writer Nik Kacevski
Platform Blackpills                         
International Sales Rockzeline
Synopsis A small town crook and an immortal woman must cure the curse of her eternal life to end a violent turf war that threatens to destroy them both.

ROSTERED ON S2
2 x 20 min, 1 x 8 min
Ruby Entertainment Pty Ltd & Robot Army
Genre Comedy
Producers Stephen Luby, Mark Ruse, Stu Ross
Director / Writer Ryan Chamley
Platform YouTube
Synopsis A place where dreams go to die and the customer is always a jerk.

SQUINTERS
6 x 26 min
Jungle
Genre Comedy
Producer Chloe Rickard
Executive Producer Jason Burrows
Directors Trent O’Donnell, Christiaan Van Vuuren, Connor Van Vuuren, Cate Stewart, Amanda Brotchie
Writers Adam Zwar, Adele Vuko, Ben Crisp, Sarah Scheller, Lally Katz, Leon Ford
Platform ABC1
Synopsis Squinters is a 6 x half hour narrative comedy series, created by Trent O’Donnell and Adam Zwar, that celebrates the mundane ritual that is the work commute. The show follows a group of workers stuck in their cars each morning and afternoon as they crawl along the M4 with the sun in their eyes.   

PATRICIA MOORE
10 x 10 min
Cobbstar Productions & Blacksheep Films
Genre Coming-of-age, Horror
Producer Chris Thompson
Executive Producer Brian Cobb, Mathieu Van de Velde
Director / Writer Blake Fraser
Platform OTT Made for Mobile
Distributor Blackpills
Synopsis Patricia Moore, 16, hunts to feed her cannibal family when they are hungry. When she meets Toby who ignites her desire to live a normal teenage life, Patricia is challenged by the family's number one rule... Never fall in love with the food!

FRESH BLOOD

BE YOUR OWN BOSS
30 mins
Creators Becky Lucas, Cameron James 
Synopsis A mockumentary series that dips into the lives and struggles of several desperate couples that are living the Australian Dream – to be your own boss. 

KOALA MAN
30 mins
Creators Michael Cusack 
Synopsis Koala Man is about a local suburban superhero with no special powers but a strong and burning passion to snuff out petty crime and bring order to the community.

THE ANGUS PROJECT
30 mins
Producer Craig Anderson
Creators Nina Oyama and Angus Thompson  
Synopsis Angus, a hard partying guy with cerebral palsy and his reckless carer Erika, get up to no good in a conservative country town. 

WHY ARE YOU LIKE THIS
30 mins
Creators Naomi Higgins, Mark Samual Bonanno, Humyara Mahbub 
Synopsis Why Are You Like This is a sharp, dialogue driven comedy that is unforgivingly harsh. Best friends Penny and Mia inadvertently dissect the dark side of human nature - premises that are often taboo - all the while blissfully ignorant of how many people they upset.  

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LIFE OF JESS
You Tube channel: Study with Jess 
Format 6 x 5 mins
Genre Drama, Family, Comedy
Creators Jessica Holsman (p/w), Laura Clelland (p/d/w), Sandra Makaresz (p/w), Elle Croxford (p/w)
Synopsis YouTube creator Jess (Study with Jess) answers questions from her Jessicats - revisiting her high school experience, Jess finds their problems aren’t so different from her own teenage years.

OVER AND OUT
YouTube Channel Van Vuuren Bros 
Format 6 x 5mins
Genre Comedy, Sitcom, Apocalyptic
Creators Connor Van Vuuren (d), Christiaan van Vuuren (w), Adele Vuko (w)
Synopsis Two new parents struggle to survive the age old trials and tribulations of raising babies… Oh yeah… Whilst being smack bang in the middle of the Post-Apocalypse.

REBOOTED
You Tube channel: Timtimfed 
Format 20min 
Genre Comedy, Drama 
Creators Chris Hocking (p), Michael Shanks (w/d)
Synopsis In an industry obsessed with the superficial, it’s not easy being an ageing movie star. It’s especially challenging, however, when you’re also a claymated skeleton monster. A stop motion horror from the days of Ray Harryhausen, out-of-date-visual-effect Phil just can’t seem to book any gigs in 2017. The short film will be produced by LateNite Films.

SKIT BOX
YouTube channel: Skit Box 
Format 22mins
Genre Comedy
Creators Sarah Bishop (p/d/w), Adele Vuko (p/d/w), Greta Lee Jackson (p/d/w)
Synopsis A comedy narrative series pilot navigating the world of ‘Skit Box’; an all-female sketch group that formed when three girls who couldn’t get their shit together independently, joined forces to make it together as a group.

WENGIE PILOT (working title)
YouTube channel: Wengie 
Format 15mins
Genre Comedy, Drama
Creators Wengie with Paul Walton (p), Mike Cowap (p), and Matthew McKenna (w)
Synopsis A comedy drama series for teenagers set in a high school for people with super powers. The pilot will be produced by Princess Pictures. 

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