March 5th 2021


Which Are the Latest Projects to Receive ACTF Development Funding?

The year is off to a great start with six projects receiving ACTF development funding in the first few months of 2021. Five new projects and one returning project received a second round of investment to take their project to a second stage of development. These latest funding decisions committed a further $187,178 to children’s projects across film and television and continued to add to the record level of ACTF development investment in 2020/2021.   

The latest slate of projects include original concepts and adaptations, and will include a mix of live-action and animation series and a feature-length film.

“It is exciting to see the diversity of concepts being submitted with the child audience front and centre of the ideas, as well as creatives also now thinking about where a project will sit in the market and how audiences now view content. This past 12 months has seen an exciting mix of projects come into the ACTF and the bar well and truly raised,” says ACTF Head of Content, Bernadette O’Mahony.

The projects to receive development funding to March are:





Pirate Size Productions

The True Colour of a Little White Lie

Feature length drama


Ambience Entertainment and Tamarind Tree Pictures

Barrumbi Kids

Live action series


Billy Anchor Productions

Out of This World

Live action series

2nd stage funding


Fremantle and 720 Creative

Billie and Jack

Live action series


Vishus Productions

Owl Riders

Animation series


Highly Spirited

Eddie’s Lil’ Homies

Animation series


We look forward to seeing the great work of these creative teams continue over the coming months as they continue to develop their projects.

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