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Screen Tasmania

December 2020

Screen Tasmania approved support totalling $48 000 in four applications through Project Development and $10 000 for one application in Games Development.

Details of the successful applicants and projects are below.

Project Development – Intermediate Stage

Hide the Dog - 100 minute family feature film ($15 000)

Production Company: Wooden Horse Pty Ltd

Executive Producer: Jude Troy

Producer: Richard Finlayson

Writers: Nathan Maynard, Jamie McCaskill

What do you do if you find the last surviving Tasmanian Tiger? Get it out of Tasmania, fast.

Skills for Survival – 110 minute drama feature ($15 000)

Production Company: GGG Films

Executive Producer: Sue Maslin

Producers: Gillian Crosby, Gabrielle McLeod

Writer/Director: Greta Nash

On school camp, 14-year-old Tamar attempts to join the ranks of the popular group at the expense of her best friend Eddy - pushing their friendship into dangerous new territory.

First Dog on the Moon – 10 x 30 minute animated comedy series ($8 000)

Production Company: Emerald Films

Producers/Writers: Sally Browning, Monica O’Brien

Creator/Writer: First Dog on the Moon

Writers: Stephen Abbott

First Dog On The Moon is an opinionated Australian canine who, with his marsupial mates, is navigating life, the universe and other big issues with 2020 hindsight.

Project Development – Short-form Series Booster

Emotional Whiplash - 10 x 5 minute short-form musical comedy ($10 000)

Production Company: Polyphonic Media

Consultant Producer: Rosie Lourde

Writer/Producer: Fiora Cutler

Story Consultant: Bar Ben-Yossef

Settling down in a small town has never gone more according to plan...NOT.

Games Development – Conceptual development

ShapeVS – Couch Party game for consoles ($10 000)

Production Company: Smash Attack Studios

Lead Programmer, Lead Designer, Lead Producer: Dean Barron

Programmer: Alex Lobley

Art Director: Stella Beech

Lead Sound Designer: Aaron C Edwards

Moving from the phone to the couch, ShapeVS takes the Shape series of games and flips it on its head. Grab some friends and play against each other in a range of games inspired by the successful mobile game series.