For years I asked myself why Australia hasn’t had its own animated series for adults. Now I know that it’s my own fault! “Pretty cheap!” Last year I went to a launch event put on by our state film funding body and SBS, Australia’s multicultural government TV network. At the drinks [...]
What’s transmedia storytelling? It’s what we used to call “multiplatform”, or “cross media”. Essentially, I think it just means “stories told across more than one platform”. Like a TV show that does little online videos that fill in a bit of backstory. Or those nifty games I’ve talked about before that were staged online and [...]
I attended SPAA Fringe a few weeks back. SPAA Fringe is a conference run by SPAA (Screen Producers Association of Australia) which doesn’t cost too much to attend and features interesting talks by various knowledgeable people in the entertainment industry. There is also the chance for shlubs like myself and my co-writer, Adam, to sit [...]
My wife Sarah Howell was one of the directors of NYWF this year. We went up to Newcastle for it (my ninth time, I worked out) Here’s some of my favourite bits from the festival: the bits where cartoonists such as Chris Downes, Patrick Alexander and Rebecca Clements sat around drawing things. the panel I [...]
I went to COMICS CAMP a couple weekends ago, and since then I’ve been hard into (my day job, my freelance work, and also) my two current projects: a short film called John Howard’s Knees and the animated cop show currently known as The Precinct. While I was on comics camp (which I blogged more [...]
Q: “Could ‘The Precinct’ fit on ABC3?” A: Do any of the shows on there use words like “vageteria”? #wemightneedtotoneitdown #fb #
I love this little article from the Australian Writer’s Guild magazine. It’s by P.J. Hogan, director of Muriel’s Wedding. The stuff about Lift-Off feels familiar.
The MEGA pitch went really well! Unfortunately, none of the broadcasters or entertainment types Justin invited actually showed! True, the pitches were happening right in the middle of the work day, but still… not good enough, ABC and SBS. You really had something better to do?… TEN THINGS THE REPS FROM THE ABC MIGHT HAVE [...]