Australia’s key industry body for screen production has vowed to support an online series about Sydney’s ibis community as part of its recently announced Story Development funding package.
Screen Australia will fund 20 feature films, 10 online series, one television drama and four talent development placements, totalling over $800,000.
One of the online series that will receive funding is Bin Chickens, a social satire set in Sydney’s Darling Harbour.
This adult animation created by Dave Carter and Nikos Andronicos (Fish with Legs), follows three ibises – Derek, Janice and Clive – as they are forced to take on a daily and never-ending parade of imbecile humans and their ludicrous civilisation, laws, technology, social mores and horrific taste in architecture.
Having previously received funding via the 2017 ABC Fresh Blood initiative, the Bin Chickens will now continue to develop with the creators drafting a script and teaser for a complete online series.