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The West Australian Screen Awards celebraes excellence and achievements in feature film, short film, web series, music videos, television production, documentary, games and interactive productions.
ABC comedy TV series The Legend of Gavin Tanner, written and directed by Matt Lovkis and Henry Inglis and produced by Lauren Elliott received five nominations, as did short drama Sol Bunker, produced by Glen Stasiuk and directed by Nathan Mewett.
Film and Television Institute Wa (Fti) chief executive, Paul Bodlovich, said the WASAs were one of the most important events on the cultural calendar in Western Australia. »
- Brian Karlovsky
The Legend of Gavin and the New Best Mate cast.
Originally a 5-part web series, The Legend of Gavin Tanner is set to make the leap from YouTube to TV having been commissioned for ABC Comedy Showroom, the network.s primetime comedy pilot season, which kicks off this Wednesday April 27 and runs across six Wednesdays.
ABC Comedy Showroom has collected Australia.s top comic talent for six half hour pilots, each the first episode of a brand new sitcom..
ABC audiences will be given the opportunity to vote on which they would like to return as full series. The pilot season is a joint initiative with Screen Australia in association with Film Victoria, Screen Nsw and ScreenWest.
The pilot, entitled:.The Legend of Gavin and »
- Staff Writer
Dafuq? is an original six-part web series parodying the new wave of .edgy. online gonzo journo. Think Bondi Hipsters at the helm of Vice.
Produced by Wa production company Mad Kids and written and directed by Henry Inglis and Matt Lovkis, the show follows 'edgy' reporters Lee D (Lovkis), Rift (Inglis) and Pandora (Amberly Cull), who are prepared to go where mainstream media isn.t and ask the questions they won.t..
Whatever the story, whether it's the leaking of military secrets, Isis or bikie wars, Dafuq?.s reporters will get to the heart of it — and make it all about themselves.
Head of Comedy, ABC TV, Rick Kalowski said: "Dafuq? is one of the most timely, daring ideas to have crossed ABC Comedy desks in a long time, and I'm thrilled that it's found a home as an ABC iView original, and sees ABC continue its collaboration with »
- Harry Windsor
Wa production company Mad Kids has used $70,000 production funding from ScreenWest (via Elevate) to make.The Shapes, their first animated series.
The show, premiering on ABC3 and iview today, is billed as an animated musical comedy series,.in which cartoon band The Shapes, a prefab pre-school entertainment act manufactured by the evil Sludge Records, decide to prove their rock cred in six new songs.
Mad Kids and their creations, The Shapes.
The target audience will no doubt identify with Picking My Nose, a song about the inability to control a socially-impolite urge.
ScreenWest chief executive, Ian Booth, said: .Mad Kids starting conversations with ABC3 at the very beginning of their development has resulted in the team having a network buyer ready and waiting, which is a fantastic outcome of the Elevate initiative..
- Harry Windsor
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