‘Monster’ children’s series to be shot in NSW

Sticky Pictures will bring its UK co-production Me and My Monsters to Fox Studios, thanks to the financial support of the NSW Government.

Sticky Pictures director Donna Andrews told Encore that they were looking at other Australian destinations for the shoot, until NSW secured the production through its Film and Television Industry Attraction Fund.

“I’m very grateful for their support, she said.

Me and My Monsters is a co-production between Sticky Pictures and Tiger Aspect Productions, with the collaboration of The Jim Henson Company to build the puppets for the three monsters that will live in the basement of an Australian family who have recently relocated to the UK. They will send a representative to Sydney to train local puppeteers in their techniques.

In addition to the puppets, writing and composing will be done in the UK, while the shoot and post-production will take place in New South Wales.

The 26×30’ series is currently being cast, for a planned May-November 2010 shoot at Fox Studios. It is produced by Justine Flynn, and Roger Ford (Babe, The Chronicles of Narnia) has been confirmed as the production designer. It will employ a crew of at least 100.

According to Andrews, Sticky Pictures will have its first look of the monster puppets next week in London, and they will be shipped to Australia in approximately five weeks.

Me and My Monsters will air on Network Ten and Nickelodeon in Australia, the BBC in the UK, and has been pre-sold to ZDF in Germany. The episodes will be delivered at the end of 2010, but there is currently no air date for the series.


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