Screen Australia has announced $2 million of production funding for nine online projects.“There’s no denying we’re seeing a golden age of online content production in Australia and local creators capitalising on opportunities to reach new audiences," Screen Australia’s Head of Online Lee Naimo said.
The titles set to be produced with the sum include “Flunk Season 5,” “Ginger & the Vegesaurs Season 2” “Growing Pains,” “No Offence,” “She Flys,” “Suburban Legends,” “The Disposables,” “The Formal Season 4,” “Wonderful Waste.” "We are excited to fund such a variety of projects with boundary-pushing documentaries, smart and original dramas and comedies as well as a children’s animated series," Naimo said. "We’d like to see even more children’s content coming through for online as it’s becoming more and more an important medium to reach young viewers.”
The projects including series 2 of hit ABC children’s animation Ginger & the Vegesaurs and season 4 of popular TikTok rom-com "The Formal." Also receiving funding are comedy documentary No Offence, about First Nations ‘bad' words presented by YouTube sensation Gabriel Willie aka Bush Tucker Bunjie; and documentary Wonderful Waste, exploring sustainable home and furniture design.
In 2021/22 Screen Australia provided over $8 million of funding to online creators, and has supplied over $20 million over the past four years. “It’s great to see alumni from our Skip Ahead initiative with Google further expanding their careers and creating distinctive content, with Gabriel Willie moving into documentary on No Offence and the team behind Small Footprint now producing Wonderful Waste," he continues. "We’re also pleased to support returning series of The Formal and Flunk, as we have been impressed to see both teams build highly engaged fanbases with their authentic Australian LGBTQI+ stories.”
We are excited to fund such a variety of projects with boundary-pushing documentaries, smart and original dramas and comedies as well as a children’s animated series. We’d like to see even more children’s content coming through for online as it’s becoming more and more an important medium to reach young viewers.” Lee Naimo Head of Online, Screen Australia,