Flying Bark Productions’ Managing Director, Jim Ballantine has announced the Director, Producer and Line Producer for the first ever animated theatrical release of Maya the Bee.
Alexs Stadermann has been confirmed as Director, Barbara Stephen will be the movie’s Producer and Alexia Gates-Foale will be Line Producer on the 3D stereoscopic production.
With internationally celebrated productions among their individual credits, the dream-team trio previously worked together on the The Woodlies and The Woodlies Movie which were both produced with the assistance of Flying Bark Productions.
Alexs Stadermann has worked for many of the major international studios including Walt Disney Studios in Sydney. During his time with Walt Disney Studios, Alexs was the Unit Director of Bambi II and Tarzan II and Supervising Animator on Lion King 1 ½.
Barbara Stephen has worked as a producer for the last 10 years. She first joined the children’s television industry in 2007 working as the producer on the hit series, Erky Perky. Barbara also worked on the award-winning series, The Adventures of Figaro Pho before joining Flying Bark Productions as Creative Producer.
Alexia Gates-Foale commenced her career in animation in 2007 and was the Production Supervisor on The Adventures of Figaro Pho. Alexia was also Production Manager on several Flying Bark Productions projects including The Woodlies.
“Alexs Stadermann, Barbara Stephen and Alexia Gates-Foale have an enviable work chemistry and energy. Their collaboration on The Woodlies is testament to their creativity. In addition to their powerhouse dynamic, they will bring their own individual career experience and passion to Maya the Bee ensuring this movie will be a local and global success” said Flying Bark Productions’ Managing Director, Jim Ballantine.
Combining exquisite environments with natural landscapes, Maya the Bee will follow the lovable character’s desire to escape her heavily regimented existence in the hive and experience freedom to explore at her own will.
Source: Flying Bark Productions