Beyond Entertainment specialises in the development and production of documentaries, drama, factual and children’s programs. This is what we have coming up:
The littlies can look forward to more adventures inspired by songs by the Beatles in the new series of Beat Bugs, the animation series centred around five bugs living in an overgrown suburban backyard. A new series is currently in production and will feature new guest artists, including Rod Stewart, Robbie Williams and Jennifer Hudson. A one hour special is also currently in production.
Beat Bugs was created by long time Beatles fan Josh Wakely who acquired worldwide rights from Sony/ATV Music Publishing to a catalogue of music by the Beatles to feature in the series.
The program received an AACTA Award for Best Children's Television Series and an AWGIE Award in animation for an episode script in 2016.
Also for the kids: Coming to screens later this year on Channel 9 is Fanshaw & Crudnut, an animated series about a couple of bickering slugs doing stoopid and dangerous stuff in outer space, plus a telemovie Attack of the Slug Santas - not to be missed at Christmas. Fanshaw & Crudnut was created by and co-produced by Blue Rocket Productions and Beyond Entertainment.
Currently in production in Sydney is Pulse, a new 8 x 1 hour medical drama for the ABC. The series, set in a western suburbs teaching hospital, is inspired by a true story of a transplant patient who became a doctor. It stars Claire van der Boom (Sisters of War) as Frankie Bell, a second year practising doctor who, eight years after her own kidney transplant, is set to start on a renal rotation. Also starring Andrea Demetriades (Janet King), Owen Teale (Game of Thrones), Liam McIntyre (Spartacus: War of the Damned), Susie Porter (Puberty Blues), Arka Das (Top of The Lake), Penny Cook (A Country Practice), Blessing Mokgohloa (Hunters), Pallavi Sharda (Lion) and Renee Lim (Please Like Me). Shooting until May 31.
The series was created by Kris Wyld, Michael Miller and Mel Hill. It’s produced by Krys Wyld and Antony I. Ginnane, with Beyond Entertainment’s David Ogilvy and Ron Saunders and the ABC’s Sally Riley and Kym Goldsworthy as executive producers.
Every weekend in summer, thousands of Aussie kids hit the surf and sand in the sun, training to become the lifesavers of the future. Nippers is a 13 part ob doc series following kids from South Maroubra Surf Life Saving Club as they battle nature, face their fears and push themselves beyond their comfort zone over one summer and will air on ABC Me in September 2017.
The series is produced by Amy Bingham and Executive Produced by Frank Chidiac and David Ogilvy for Beyond Action.
Beyond Entertainment also manage the Beyond West Production division, which provide Executive Production Services to Producers wishing to co-produce with Western Australian production companies.
Beyond West co-produced with Spearpoint Productions, the ground breaking documentary musical Prison Songs about life inside a Darwin prison. In 2015 Spearpoint’s Creative Director Kelrick Martin won the award for Best Direction in the Australian Director’s Guild awards. In the same year, it was awarded the Humanitarian and Investigation Rockie Award at the Banff World Media Festival in Canada.
Beyond West are currently producing A Team of Champions for NITV and the Australian Football League. Narrated and presented by Ernie Dingo, A Team of Champions is a series of documentaries profiling the lives and sporting achievements of 24 of the greatest Nyoongar footballers to play AFL Football.
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