Development and Production News

Exciting new additions to the Kangaroo Beach cast

Deborah Mailman and Mark Trevorrow have joined the voice cast for the new season of Kangaroo Beach, currently in production.

Windcatcher inspires at Australian Parliament House

The cinema at Australian Parliament House was filled with laughter at a special advance screening of the new family film Windcatcher, hosted by The Minister for the Arts, the Hon. Tony Burke and ACTF Chair Helen Silver.

Watch Windcatcher with your family this Easter

The heartwarming family feature film Windcatcher, starring singer, songwriter and actress Jessica Mauboy and introducing talented newcomer Lennox Monaghan, is now available to stream on Stan.

Producers of Little Lunch and The InBESTigators back with new kids’ series

Australian production company Gristmill has partnered with Canada’s Sinking Ship Entertainment (SSE) to bring an exciting new children’s series to audiences across the globe.

World premiere of Eddie’s Lil’ Homies this February

The animated children’s series Eddie’s Lil’ Homies, inspired by the books of AFL legend Eddie Betts, will premiere on NITV and Netflix from 16 February 2024.

Exciting new projects premiering in 2024

A landmark family film featuring singer, songwriter and actress Jessica Mauboy and an animated series based on the books of an AFL legend are among the ACTF-supported projects set to premiere in 2024.

Production to commence on landmark Tales from Outer Suburbia adaptation

A television adaptation of Shaun Tan’s bestselling illustrated anthology Tales from Outer Suburbia is heading into production, thanks to major production support from the ACTF and Screen Australia in association with the ABC.

A third wave of Kangaroo Beach to hit the shore

The hit animated series Kangaroo Beach will return for a third season, with more action-packed adventure from Australia’s favourite lifeguard cadets.

The ACTF publishes its 2022-23 Annual Report

The Australian Children’s Television Foundation invested or committed nearly $10 million in production funding during the 2022-23 financial year, as well as investing almost $600,000 in the development of 20 new projects.

Cameras ready to roll on family feature film RUNT with all-star cast

A feature film based on the best-selling Craig Silvey novel Runt will soon commence production with an incredible all-star Australian cast including Jai Courtney, Celeste Barber, Deborah Mailman and Jack Thompson.

Jessica Mauboy joins the cast of ACTF and Stan family film Windcatcher

Windcatcher, the first film to be made as part of a landmark partnership between Stan and the ACTF, has commenced production, featuring a talented cast which includes Jessica Mauboy.

Stan and ACTF catch the wind in the first Stan/ACTF original family film

The heartwarming tale of a young Aboriginal boy growing up in a regional Australian town has been selected as the first family film to be made under the Australian Children’s Television Foundation/Stan Original Film Initiative, announced in 2021.

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