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2015–2016 multiplatform production

Multiplatform Production  |  Skip Ahead  |  Long Story Short


Mulitplatform Production

THE BURIED VR
1 x 15 min
Company Name Frame VR
Genre VR
Producer Justin McArdle
Director Tyson Mowarin, Stuart Campbell
Writer Tyson Mowarin
Synopsis Immersed in an interactive 3D virtual world you become a member of the Ngarluma, who is guided through a magical dreamtime underworld by the ancient spirits of the land.

THE CHINABOY SHOW
6 x 5 min
Company Name Rkpix Pty Ltd
Genre Comedy
Producer Eva Di Blasio, Robyn Kershaw
Director Kate Woods
Writer John Luc, tien Tran
Synopsis John Luc is a YouTube sensation, Tien Tran is a rising stand up comedian, together they have joined forces to create "The Chinaboy Show".

DOODLES SERIES 3
24 x 0.30 min
Company Name Ludo Studio Pty Ltd
Genre Animation
Producer Meg O’Connell, Charlie Aspinwall
Executive Producer Charlie Aspinwall
Director Benjamin Zaugg
Writer Benjamin Zaugg
Synopsis Doodles is a multiplatform, interactive, animated comedy series that takes real people's drawings and turns them into hilarious short animated movies featuring a cast of coloured-in characters surrounded by absurd comedy, off-the-wall action, mythical creatures, adorable animals, and lots of explosions.

DROP DEAD WEIRD
26 x 24 min
Company Name Ambience Entertainment Pty Ltd, Air Pig Productions, Telegael
Genre Children’s TV
Producer Monica O’Brien, Sally Browning
Director Danny Raco (TV series), Glenn Fraser (digital content)
Writer   Sally Browning, Dean Cropp
Synopsis With three ‘fish out of water’ Aussie kids, one kooky Irish grandfather and two recently zombified parents running a B & B in a remote seaside Irish village…things are going to get weird…drop dead weird!

FANCY BOY
6 x 27 min
Company Name December Media Pty Ltd
Genre Comedy
Producer Nicole Minchin
Executive Producer Stuart Menzies
Director Cameron Cairnes
Writer Declan Fay
Synopsis The Best Australian sketch comedy series since The Wedge.

FOOTBALLER WANTS A WIFE
Web series
Crankyfish Pty Ltd
Producers
Julian Vincent Costanzo, Jonathon Dutton
Director Jo O’Shaughnessy
Writers Ben Nicholas, Carl J Sorheim
Creator Ben Nicholas
Synopsis Footballer Wants a Wife is a parody reality show that follows three young football stars on their modern-day quest for love. Our three footballers, drawn from three different codes, are matched up against 14 women who will stop at nothing to become a WAG. Footballer Wants a Wife is a simple, accessible comedy that plays on the one ironic truth at the heart of reality TV: it’s completely fabricated – particularly when it comes to ‘love, loss and celebrity’.

HIGH LIFE
6 x 8 min
Company Name More Sauce Pty Ltd
Genre Drama
Producer Adam Dolman, Luke Eve
Executive Producer Gina Carter, Stephen Fry
Director Luke Eve
Writer Glen Dolman
Synopsis A sensible, creative and overachieving 17-year-old student in a respectable, middle-class family seems to be having the perfect ride until she experiences her first manic episode of bipolar disorder.

THE KATERING SHOW SERIES 2
8 x 8 min
Company Name Katering Productions Pty Ltd
Genre Comedy
Producer Tamasin Simpkin
Executive Producer Kevin Whyte
Director Cameron Ford
Writer Kate McLennan, Kate McCartney
Synopsis The journey of a food intolerant, and an intolerable foodie.

LET'S TALK ABOUT SEASON 2
10 x 8 min
Company Name New Town Films Pty Ltd
Genre Drama
Producer Yingna Lu
Executive Producer Bryan Brown
Director Matilda Brown, Matt Jenkins
Writer Matilda Brown
Synopsis Sometimes in life, we want to crawl under a rock and hide. But there's no hiding for Ben and Claire. We shine a light on their relationship and see into the cracks and crevices.

LITTLE ACORNS
8 x 5 min
Company Name Pocket TV Pty Ltd
Genre Comedy
Producer Eyvonne Carfora
Executive Producer Tait Brady
Director Chris Benz
Writer Trudy Hellier, Maria Theodorakis
Synopsis A work place comedy set in a besieged childcare centre - where the adults behave more like children than the children.

MADELEINE VR
1 x 5 min
Company Name Jumpgate Pty Ltd
Genre Drama
Producers Anton Andreacchio, Debra Liang
Executive Producer Julie Ryan
Director  Piers Mussared
Writer Sandy Cameron
Synopsis The troubled ghost of a young girl haunts an abandoned lunatic asylum, tormenting an unsuspecting visitor and taking control of their freedom.

THE MEMBER
6 x 4 min
Company Name Jungle FTV Pty Ltd
Genre Comedy
Producer Julia Corcoran
Executive Producer Jason Burrows
Director Trevor Clarence
Writer Charlie Garber
Synopsis A fictional political hopeful in the real political world gunning for a Senate seat in the 2016 election.

SKINFORD
10 x 10 min
Company Name Deadrock Films Pty Ltd
Genre Drama
Producer Enzo Tedeschi, Tess Meyer, George Kacevski
Director Nik Kacevski
Writer Nik Kacevski
Synopsis Con artist, Jimmy "Skinny" Skinford, uncovers the opportunity of a life time … whilst digging his own grave.

SOUL MATES SERIES 2
6 x 28 min
Company Name Soul Mates S2 T Pty Ltd
Genre Comedy
Producer Greg Waters
Executive Producer Chloe Rickard
Director Christiaan Van Vuuren
Writer Nick Boshier, Connor Van Vuuren
Synopsis Twisted twin souls Rocky/Sticks, Roger/Thinge, Dom/Adrian and ancient Egyptian tomb-builders Seti and Amram, are reincarnated for another season of comedy across centuries, continents and platforms.

THE SPECIAL PLACE VR
1 x 7 min
Company Name Xcyclo Media Pty Ltd
Genre VR
Producer Khoa Do, Anton Andreacchio
Director Khoa Do
Writer Khoa Do
Synopsis In Melbourne in the near future, the search for a young girl separated from her mother is top priority for rebel soldiers, who must bring her home at all costs as she becomes the last hope for all of humanity.

STARTING FROM NOW (SEASON 4 & 5)
12 x 8 min
Company Name Common Language Films Pty Ltd
Genre Drama
Producer Rosie Lourde, Julie Kalceff
Executive Producer Marcus Gillezeau
Director Julie Kalceff
Writer Julie Kalceff
Synopsis Darcy returns after three months overseas, reluctant to talk about where she’s been and determined to reunite with Steph, but she soon learns that things have changed and they can’t just go back to the way they were.

SUSPECT MOUSTACHE
5 x 5 min
Company Name Viskatoons Pty Ltd
Genre Comedy
Producer Ariel Waymouth
Executive Producer Peter Viska
Director Fabian Lapham
Writer Fabian Lapham
Synopsis An animated multi-platform sketch comedy about birth, death and everything before/after.

THESE NEW SOUTH WHALES SEASON 2
8 x 10 min
Born in the Sauce Pty Ltd
Genre Comedy
Producers Todd Andrews, Ben Timony, Jamie Timony
Executive Producers Laura Waters, Jeffrey Walker
Directors Ben Timony, Jamie Timony
Writers Jamie Timony, Todd Andrews, Ben Timony
Synopsis Four even cockier underdogs from Newcastle become the bonafide lords of the road they always aspired to be.

TOP KNOT DETECTIVE
Web series
Blue Forest Media Pty Ltd
Producer
Lauren Brunswick
Writer/Directors Aaron McCann, Dominic Pearce
Synopsis In the early 1990s, a little-known Japanese Samurai/Detective series was syndicated to public access TV in Australia and became a cult success. In Japan, it was titled Ronin Suiri Tentai (roughly translating to Deductive Reasoning Ronin), but soon came to be known in the West as Top Knot Detective. Takashi couldn’t act. He couldn’t fight. He had no idea how to write a TV show. But through various underworld connections, he had the money to make himself into a star... or so he thought. Top Knot Detective is the documentary that digs into the deeper truths of what REALLY happened...

TRIP FOR BISCUITS
Web series
Robot Panther Pty Ltd
Producer
Timothy Powell
Executive Producer Colin South
Writer/Director Dave Cartel
Synopsis Sci-fi fanboy Bajo has finally landed a job as an Intergalactic PI and the job is awesome! Except that his boss seems to work both sides of the law, his partner, Tosh, prefers social media to snooping and his weapons’ specialist, Amy, is the boss’ hot-headed 17-year-old daughter. Bajo’s misfit crew seem to lack the life skills required to deal with everyday situations – let alone deal with the highly unusual phenomena they are investigating.

WHAM BAM THANK YOU MA'AM
6 x 26 min
Company Name Skit Box Pty Ltd
Genre Comedy
Producer Michelle Hardy
Executive Producer Donna Andrews
Director Sarah Bishop, Adele Vuko
Writer Greta Lee Jackson
Synopsis Wham Bam Thank You Ma’am the series is an outrageous half-hour sketch comedy, created from a twisted female perspective.

WOLF CREEK
6 x 46 min
Company Name Screentime Pty Ltd
Genre Drama
Producer Elisa Argenzio
Executive Producer Greg Haddrick
Director Greg McClean
Writer Felicity Packard
Synopsis Wolf Creek tells the story of Eve, a 19 year old American college student, orphaned in outback Australia where her family is killed by a lone gunman.  Her quest for justice transforms her from ingénue to road warrior.  But how does she distinguish justice from revenge?

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AUNTY DONNA: 1999
10 x 5 min
Company Name In Films Pty Ltd
Genre Comedy
Producer Nel Minchin
Director Max Miller
Writer Mark Samual Bonano, Zachary Ruane, Broden Kelly, Sam Lingham
Synopsis Aunty Donna: 1999 is an absurdist sketch webseries loosely following a professional business in the lead up to New Year's Eve 2000, as the employees prepare for the dreaded and unfathomable Y2K.

THE AUSTRALIANA HOSTEL
4 x 5 min
Company Name Tom Armstrong (Sole Trader)
Genre Comedy
Producer Ciaran Jordan
Director Benjamin French
Writer Tom Armstrong
Synopsis ‘The Australiana Hostel’ is a narrative comedy series featuring an ensemble cast of YouTube personalities who are working at a rundown Sydney hostel on the brink of closure due to string of unbelievably bad online reviews. Each webisode follows the two hostel staff as they attempt to resurrect the reputation of the hostel by giving the tourists an authentic ‘Australian’ experience that they believe the competing hostels don’t offer.

THE SWEETEST THING
4 x 10 min
Company Name Reardon Media Pty Ltd
Genre Documentary
Producer Sophie McGill
Director Ann Reardon
Writer Ann Reardon
Synopsis From fabulous liquid nitrogen ice-cream … to gold-leaf chocolate bombs … to candy balloons filled with helium that literally float above the dinner table, Ann will uncover the weird, wild and wonderful world of extreme desserts and cakes.

THE TALE TELLER
1 x 10 min
Company Name J Brooks & K.E Brooks
Genre Animation
Producer Josiah Brooks
Director Josiah Brooks
Writer Josiah Brooks
Synopsis An old travelling storyteller enters a city with nothing to his name but the stories he has spent his life gathering, which he wishes to pass on before he dies.

TRAFFIC JAM - THE MUSICAL
4 x 6 min
Company Name SketchShe Pty
Genre Comedy
Producer Drew Bailey, Lana Kington
Director Shae-Lee Shackleford
Writer Shae-Lee Shackleford, Madison Lloyd
Synopsis The SketchSHE girls inadvertently cause a frustrating fender bender on a busy freeway resulting in a frenzy of road rage. Through song and dance they teach commuters how to get along.

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Long Story short

THE EDGE OF THE BUSH
Guesswork Television Pty Ltd
Executive Producer
Kevin Whyte 
Writer Anne Edmonds
Synopsis A comedy from creator/writer and performer Anne Edmonds (Fancy Boy, Have You Been Paying Attention?) who plays multiple, multi-generational members of the same family, estranged from each other after their calisthenics empire was torn apart years before. Executive producer Kevin Whyte; also featuring a who’s who of top emerging comic talent.

F*CKING ADELAIDE
Closer Productions Pty Ltd
Producer
Rebecca Summerton
Director Sophie Hyde
Writer Matthew Cormack
Synopsis A dramedy following self-confessed failure Eli and his annoyingly optimistic sister Kitty as they return home to their dysfunctional family in Adelaide, a place Eli said he’d only ever visit for Christmas and funerals. From Closer Productions’ director Sophie Hyde (52 Tuesdays), Bec Summerton (producer) and Matthew Cormack (writer).

MAYBE TODAY
Producers Kelly West, Jon Staley  
Executive Producer Emma Fitzsimons
Directors Kelly West, Jon Staley    
Writers Boori Pryor, Kelly West, Jon Staley
Synopsis From Indigenous author, activist and master storyteller Boori Monty Pryor comes a collection of vignettes from his life that have delighted audiences worldwide, inviting us to find humour in sad places.  Joining him are Kelly West (producer/writer/director), Jon Stanley (producer/director) and Princess Pictures’ Emma Fitzsimons (executive producer).

MUSTAFA NEEDS A WIFE
Spaceboy Productions
Producer
Yingna Lu
Director Steve Antholoulos 
Writers Mansoor Noor, Luke Davison
Synopsis Newly dumped 26-year-old Mustafa must find himself an Afghani wife in a month… or else his mother finds one for him. A comedy from writer/actor Mansoor Noor (Rake, Cleverman), Yingna Lu (producer), Luke Davison (co-writer) and Steve Anthopolous (director).
Production funding for this title was revoked in May 2017

OTHER PEOPLE’S PROBLEMS
Seymour Films Pty Ltd  
Producer
Charlotte Seymour
Executive Producer Sue Maslin
Director Erin White 
Writer Penelope Chai, Jane Dickenson
Synopsis Timid but talented writer Florence and her go-getter sidekick Ann team up to ghost write other people’s letters in exchange for clothes.  A dramedy from Charlotte Seymour (producer), Penelope Chai and Jane Dickenson (writers), director Erin White (Stories I Want to Tell You In Person, At Home with Julia) and executive producer Sue Maslin (The Dressmaker).

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