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Queensland creatives are making waves worldwide with their award-winning kids’ content. In this candid panel hosted by Screen International’s Sarah Ward, discover the trials and tribulations of creating children’s programs with top creatives – presented in collaboration with Screen Queensland.
Based in Brisbane, Dena Curtis is experienced in development and production with writing, directing, editing and produci…ng credits. Throughout her career, Dena also worked at National Indigenous Television, and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. In 2015 Dena established her production company Inkey Media. Passionate about telling Indigenous, LGBT+ and strong female stories, Dena’s directing credits include award-winning short films HUSH, JACOB and NAN AND A WHOLE LOT OF TROUBLE, comedy TV series 8MMM ABORIGINAL RADIO, documentary series SHADOW TRACKERS and COLOUR Theory Underground and children’s TV series Thalu. Her producing credits include the Logie-nominated Grace Beside Me, short films Walters Ghost and Shed, and documentary Belonging.
Nadine Bates is the co-founder and CEO of Like A Photon Creative (LAPC), a multi award-winning production company that s…pecialises in stellar children’s content, including Disney series, BALLOON BARNYARD and award-winning segments for SESAME STREET USA’s 45th – 49th seasons. Since its early days, LAPC has raised over $5 million in private capital, and is currently producing ten animated feature films for Universal Content Group, including COMBAT WOMBAT and DAISY QUOKKA.
Daley Pearson is a multi-Emmy® Award winning creator and co-founder and director at Ludo Studio. Pearson’s first half-h…our comedy series for ABC TV turned into the fastest format sale in Australian TV history with a remake piloted at NBC Universal. In 2019, Pearson executive produced the Logie, AACTA and Emmy® Award winning animated series BLUEY for ABC and BBC Studios, the AACTA winning ROBBIE HOOD for SBS TV, and was showrunner for THE STRANGE CHORES and Emmy® nominated series CONTENT for ABC TV. Recently, Pearson played Thor’s roommate Darryl with Chris Hemsworth and Jeff Goldblum in Taika Waititi’s TEAM THOR and TEAM DARRYL comedy series by Marvel Studios.
Charlie Aspinwall is a director and co-founder of Ludo Studio, and is the executive producer of the Emmy® Award Winning… animated series BLUEY (ABC TV/BBC Studios). Charlie recently co-created and co-produced the animated series THE STRANGE CHORES (ABC TV), and executive produced ROBBIE HOOD (AACTA Winning/SBS TV) and CONTENT (Emmy® Nominated/AACTA Nominated/ABC TV). Aspinwall produced and executive produced three series of the interactive animation series DOODLES (2017 Emmy® Award Winning/ABC TV/NBCU), THE SKETCHY SHOW (Cartoon Network) and was executive producer on the multi-platform comedy series #7 DAYS LATER (2014 Emmy® Award Winning/ABC TV). Charlie has also directed and produced documentaries for National Geographic, The US History Channel and the BBC.
Over the past half decade, Steve Jaggi has established a brand synonymous with quality, globally focused commercial cont…ent. His recent productions include ROMANCE ON THE MENU, the YA film SWIMMING FOR GOLD, tween film BACK OF THE NET, and the YA global streaming success RIP TIDE. While 2020 has been a year of challenge, it has also been one of opportunity. Jaggi produced the first post-COVID film in Australia, the romance THIS LITTLE LOVE OF MINE, immediately followed by two simultaneous productions: thriller KIDNAPPED, a co-production with Canadian company Sepia Films; and Christmas romance THE DOG DAYS OF CHRISTMAS. He is currently in production on the YA series DIVE CLUB for Netflix and Network 10.