Screen Australia and YouTube have announced the six YouTube projects that will share $900,000 of production funding as part of this year's Skip Ahead initiative.
Sketch troupe Aunty Donna will make their first foray into narrative comedy in a new half-hour series for the ABC, set to begin production next week in Melbourne.
A film tracking the 30-year journey of children's band The Wiggles and another celebrating the life of late music executive Michael Gudinski are among the nine projects to share in more than $2.7 million of documentary funding from Screen Australia.
YouTube creators hoping to follow in the footsteps of Aunty Donna or Superwog are encouraged to apply for Screen Australia and Google Australia/YouTube's Skip Ahead.
Australian comedy group Aunty Donna invites you into their Big Ol' House of Fun! In their new Netflix original six-part sketch series, 'Aunty Donna’s Big Ol' House of Fun', Mark Samual Bonanno, Broden Kelly, and Zachary Ruane take viewers along for an absurdist adventure through their everyday lives. Come on inside if you’re prepared to handle satire, parody, clever wordplay, breakout musical numbers, and much more.
AACTA will screen a selection of the projects shortlisted for the awards for best short film, best short animation, best short documentary and best online series as part of Shorts+Web Fest, a free event to be held in Sydney late August.
Screen Australia is backing Bunya Productions, Aunty Donna, Mememe Productions and Southern Pictures among the recipients of more than $1.2 million in funding in its latest Enterprise Business & Ideas and Enterprise People initiatives.