Screen Australia and ABC announce 2023 Fresh Blood recipients

Fresh Blood sees ten creative teams getting a new comedy series funded, with the hopes of being selected to make a longer pilot in the near future.

The ABC and Screen Australia have announced ten successful teams for their 2023 Fresh Blood initiative.

Fresh Blood has been the launchpad for the careers of many of Australia’s newest comedy writers, directors, and performers.

This year’s teams were selected from more than 400 entrants, and each has received $50,000 to make three comedy shorts (that’s three each, with a runtime of up to five minutes for every episode). The teams are currently taking part in workshops in Sydney.

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Silvi Vann-Wall is a journalist, podcaster, and filmmaker. They joined ScreenHub as Film Content Lead in 2022. Twitter: @SilviReports