Former Korowal High student Sarah Keenahan is a little person with a big mission - to change attitudes towards dwarfism.
Northern Pictures’ ABC series Employable Me has won two gold medals at the New York Festivals International TV and Film Awards, which celebrate outstanding screen content from around the world.
Upcoming live-action, fish-out-of-water comedy, Hardball, begins April 1st on the ABC Me app. With it comes a father-son relationship with a lot of heart.
One of the most striking aspects of Hardball is that for a comedy, it has a serious edge. Among the fervour and the drama of the handball court, the series puts considerable thought into what it means to be a father today.
Watching Hardball, which commences Monday, April 22, on ABC ME, there's a jump-started narrative more enjoyably brisk than most adult comedies; the show doesn't dilute what works for an adult audience, instead it finds a tempo and tone that zips along for a tween crowd.
By Tosca Looby
As a nature documentary maker, I have spent days staring at a dog dropping. It was in a glass box. A multi-award-winning cinematographer sat beside me, macro lens trained on the scene, as we watched and waited for a swarm of blowflies to descend.
‘We captured creatures no-one could identify’
Magical Land of Oz is the first blue-chip natural history series to be commissioned and broadcast by the ABC in almost two decades. It has been a huge project, spanning the breadth of Australia’s landmass and her three oceans, showcasing animals many Australians won’t realise exist on their continent, using camera technology that has allowed new access to wild animals.
ABC series Employable Me has won a Venice TV Award.
The series which screened in April profiled which 9 people with neuro diverse conditions such as autism and Tourette Syndrome search for meaningful employment.
It won a Reality TV category at the Venice TV Awards and was the sole Aussie win.
The PBS program presents a dazzling world of wildlife, wild weather and archaeological marvels.
Set in Western Sydney Hardball is a live action comedy series that follows fish-out-of-water Mikey and his two misfit mates, Salwa and Jerry. Their goal? Make Mikey the sweetest-bestest-acest handball champ Western Sydney’s ever seen. He’s got the most powerful strike in the world, if only he could make the ball land in the right suburb!
A job well done
Employable Me is currently the best show on free to air TV. To meet the candidates for employment who have neuro diverse conditions is a privilege. At times humorous, quirky, painful, and brilliant, their stories are deeply moving and expand our knowledge of what is is to be human. Good luck to Tim, Rohan and Kayla and their families. I have a lasting image of Tim smiling, his eyes shining when he was offered a job which suited his unique skills. A man of few words, his eyes said it all. - Lynne Boyd, Brighton East
“I’m glad you can make use of my weapons grade autism”, laughs Jonathon in the ABC TV series Employable Me. He has landed a competitive paid internship, channelling his passion for accountancy. As well as a love of numbers, he has a wicked sense of humour and a way with words. And his sentiment is in line with the theme of the series, which promotes harnessing the strengths of its participants, rather than focusing on what they cannot do.
As Seven continues its TV ratings winning streak with the Commonwealth Games, the battle between other programs has tightened. The ABC show Employable Me entered OzTam’s overnight preliminary ratings top 20 with a metro audience of 400,000 metro viewers, not far behind Dave Hughes' show Hughesy with Have a Problem.
KRYSTYNA is 20, highly intelligent and has an attention to detail most of us would love to have, and she’s the star of a reality show Aussies are loving.
One of Employable Me's participants Cain Noble-Davies aspires to be a film critic. Film Ink gave him an opportunity to intern with them, which he writes about here.
Bauer Media has sold Australian Geographic to Northern Pictures, a documentary production company based in Sydney.
Jo Runciman, the current publisher of Australian Geographic, will move with the magazine to its new home at Northern Pictures along with editor-in-chief Chrissie Goldrick and the entire Australian Geographic team.