Screen Australia announces $1.3 million for 5 online originals

Screen Australia has announced $1.3 million of online production funding for five projects. Award-winning children’s series First Day will return for Season 2, along with ReCancelled which follows on from director Luke Eve’s 2020 lockdown drama Cancelled.

The projects also include Sunset Paradise, a new series from the creators of YouTube hit Meta Runner; as well as animated children’s series Ginger & the Vegesaurs and comedy series The Emu War.

Screen Australia’s Senior Online Investment Manager Lee Naimo said, “We’re excited to support these projects which showcase engaging storytelling across a mix of genres including children’s, comedy, animation and a relationship drama. We are always looking for projects that have solid pathways to audience and we are very impressed by the range shown in this slate, whether it’s via platforms such as ABC iview or targeting significant existing fan bases like Glitch Productions’ Sunset Paradise on YouTube and Luke Eve’s ReCancelled on Facebook.”

The second iteration of Screen Australia and SBS’s Digital Originals initiative

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