Jungleboys’ A Moody Christmas
Production company Jungleboys is seeking writers for a new sketch show commissioned by the ABC.
Destined for ABC1, the as yet untitled sketch show follows the critical success of the company’s first long-form series A Moody Christmas, which has just finished airing on ABC1.
Founder and executive producer Jason Burrows told Encore: “Probably the closest reference is Big Train, a British sketch show based on good performances from actors rather than just writers getting in front of the camera.
“The idea is pure sketch with no device or themes and ideas that are clever and interesting. You won’t see parodies or impersonations, or topical issues. That being said comedy will always override any rules we’ve set.”
With the series still in development Burrows couldn’t confirm how many half-hour episodes have been ordered.
Burrows did add: “Obviously we’ve been doing sketches for a few months now and that’s got interest from the ABC.”
The production company also has an online platform for sketch comedy, Jungleboys.tv.
Burrows also added that the series would use a lot of their directors within the Jungleboys stable and not just co-founder Trent O’Donnell, who directed A Moody Christmas.
A Moody Christmas was today named best Australian comedy on blog TV Tonight’s Critic’s Choice Awards.
The production company also recently received funding from Screen Australia through the agency’s Enterprise Program to create a long form development team.
Expressions of interest must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 14.