Sydney, Australia-based production house Sticky Pictures was awarded Best Children’s Production at the 2013 Screen Producers Australia awards for season three of the animated comedy The Dukes of Broxstonia.
“The Screen Producers Australia Awards grew out of a desire to honor and recognize Australian screen businesses who create and support high quality and outstanding screen content,” said Screen Producers Australia Executive Director Matthew Deaner.
Created by Stu Connolly and Suren Perera, the series follows punk thrash band, the Dukes of Broxstonia -- the hottest (and only) band to ever come out of Broxstonia -- as they go on tour.
“It was a thrill to win the SPA award for the Dukes,” said Donna Andrews, CEO/ Partner Sticky Pictures and Executive Producer on the Dukes of Broxstonia. “The series is very funny, very loud, very clever and has a unique design look. We were up against some fantastic big budget live action series so it was great to see three crazy animated dudes from Broxstonia cut through.”
“The Dukes is a no-dialogue, board-driven show that's a lot of fun to make,” said Stu Connolly, Partner at Sticky Pictures and Writer/Director/Producer on the Dukes of Broxstonia. “We're honored to be included in the awards. The Broxstonian government thanks you.”
The Dukes of Broxstonia was commissioned by ABC3 (Australia) and Cartoon Network Asia Pacific, with distribution by Australian Children’s Television Foundation. It's produced as both three and seven-minute episodes.
The series was also recently nominated for Best Animated Series in the tweens/teens category at the Kidscreen Awards to be held in NYC in February next year. Dukes episode “Mojo” has also received a nomination for Best Short Animation by the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts. The third AACTA Awards will be held in Sydney in January 2014.
Source: Sticky Pictures