Screenworks’ Discovering New Voices – Adult Animation is a three-stage program designed to train undiscovered, diverse and talented writers and animators living in regional, rural and remote Australia with specific skills, and then place the final selected participant or team in Princess Pictures for a month to develop an animation project.
Through Screenworks Discovering New Voices – Adult Animation, Bento Box and Princess Pictures are seeking adult animation series concepts from regional Australians, for development and production.
The animation industry is hungry for new and unique voices so we strongly encourage anyone from an underrepresented background to apply.
We want pitches from animators and writers – and if you are both, that’s even better. If you animate, write and perform, then we definitely want to see your work. We also love to hear from creative teams.
We’re looking for anything from family-centred comedies to the weird and wild, as long as the idea can sustain returning seasons and fifteen minute or half-hour episodes. Project ideas submitted should be funny, irreverent and unique but also have heart.
Think Bob’s Burgers, Family Guy, The Simpsons at one end and Rick and Morty, Big Mouth and Bojack Horseman at the other.
While we’re happy to look at anything, we find the best-animated projects are usually developed as an animation from the beginning (rather than developed as live-action and then re-imagined) and showcase the creator’s unique point of view.