(L-R): Suzanne Ryan, Zeno Gabing and Juhaidah Joemin.
SLR Productions and the Malaysia-based Giggle Garage have announced an ongoing collaborative partnership, beginning with the animated series Space Nova commissioned by Super RTL, the ABC and the Nine Network.
SLR Productions executive producer Suzanne Ryan and Giggle Garage executive producers Juhaidah Joemin and Zeno Gabing expect a range of creative and financial cooperative opportunities between their studios.
“SLR Productions is honoured to work with Giggle Garage’s Juhaidah Joemin and Zeno Gabing. Space Nova is guaranteed to be a fun and thrilling space adventure and is providing a great framework for our studios to collaborate both creatively and financially in the future,” said Ryan.
Gabing said: “Today’s announcement with SLR Productions is another solid step in our journey in creating character entertainment properties for family and kids to enjoy around the world. We are inspired by Suzanne and her team’s vision in creating great content and are super excited to partner with them on future projects.”
A 26 x 24 minute episode series specifically geared to a global six to nine year old audience, Space Nova is set in the year 2162 and follows space adventuring siblings, Jet and Adelaide Nova. Along with their parents, Josie and Hugo, these intrepid Aussie astronauts spend their days hopping rogue planets, dodging exploding asteroid belts, surfing solar flares, falling through intergalactic wormholes, avoiding being eaten by all kinds of plantimals and even meeting the odd space slug, all in the name of science. But what the Nova family really want to do is meet a real life intelligent extra-terrestrial life form – something humanity has yet to do, probably because even by 2162 our technology can still barely get us to the edge of our own galaxy, let along the millions of others beyond it!
Space Nova has received major production funding from Screen Australia and is also financed with support from Create NSW, and received development funding from SUPER RTL, ABC Australia and the Australian Children’s Television Foundation (ACTF). It will will be distributed worldwide by ZDF Enterprises, excluding Australia and New Zealand, which is being handled by ACTF.