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Fin Edquist enjoys alternating between the light and dark

Fin Edquist enjoys alternating between the light and dark
Fin Edquist.

Fin Edquist is perhaps best known for animated adventures aimed at children and families – but the screenwriter finds equal satisfaction in creating adult-themed dramas.

Reflecting that diversity, his upcoming slate includes an Alice Springs-set series to be produced by Brindle Films’ Rachel Clements; a feature film spin-off of On the Edge, a planned TV animated children’s series; and a dark thriller/horror.

“My natural inclination is to the darker stuff,” says Edquist, whose writing credits include McLeod’s Daughters and House Husbands; he also co-created The Secret Daughter with Sam Meikle, Justin Monjo and Kristen Dunphy but didn’t get the chance to work on the Screentime/Seven Network show.

“The kids stuff is something I discovered later on in my career. I enjoy them equally and am glad I can work in both. They present different challenges and requirements and different forms of escape.

“I have four children.
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Australian animators are as busy as bees

Australian animators are as busy as bees
‘Maya the Bee 3: The Golden Orb.’

While most live-action production has shutdown, an army of more than 250 animators from Flying Bark Productions are working remotely across Sydney and in other states on a TV series and two feature films.

The production company owned by Belgium-based Studio 100 delivered the 100% Wolf feature to Universal Pictures at the end of last year and is working on the eponymous series which will premiere on the ABC and Germany’s Super Rtl after the film is released in cinemas.

Flying Bark is doing the service work on two other features, Maya The Bee 3 – The Golden Orb and Mia & Me – The Hero of Centopia, both co-productions between Brian Rosen and Su Armstrong’s Studio B Animation and Studio 100 Media.

“This is a terribly challenging time for everyone in the screen industry; however we are fortunate to be able to relocate our business to a remote pipeline,
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Aussies among first nominees for Asia Pacific Screen Awards

The Asia Pacific Screen Awards today announced the nominees in the youth, animation and documentary feature film categories for the 9th annual awards.

Also announced was the international jury who will determine the winners in these three categories before the November 26 ceremony at Brisbane.s City Hall.

The Australian contenders are Deane Taylor's Blinky Bill: The Movie and Molly Reynold's feature documentary Another Country,. in which David Gulpili. attempts to make sense of the contradictions of the modern Aboriginal experience. The nominees for best youth feature are Mina Walking (Afghanistan, Canada), Set Me Free (Geo-in, Republic of Korea), A Corner of Heaven (Tiantang jiaoluo, People.s Republic of China, France), Mustang (Turkey, Qatar, France, Germany), and River (Gtsngbo, People.s Republic of China), a recipient of the Apsa Academy Children.s Film Fund, written and directed by Apsa Academy member Songtaijia. Vying for best documentary feature are The Look of Silence (Indonesia,
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