WINDMILL PICTURES PRODUCES UNIQUE, INVENTIVE AND RICHLY-IMAGINED SCREEN WORKS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AND FAMILIES.
Windmill Pictures creates and produces unique, inventive and richly-imagined screen works for young people and families. Operating alongside acclaimed Australian company, Windmill Theatre Co, we make original live-action feature films and television. We love to bring some of our theatrical DNA into our screen work and we also quite like a puppet.
Windmill’s first feature film, Girl Asleep (co-produced with Soft Tread) premiered at the Adelaide Film Festival in 2015 and went on to the prestigious Berlinale and several other film festivals the following year, winning seven international awards. The film has now screened in 114 cities across 25 territories and countries, enjoying theatrical releases in Australia, New Zealand, US and France, and has featured on small screens across the world including free-to-air Australian television, inflight entertainment and Netflix in the United States.
Girl Asleep was commissioned through the Hive Fund and its success is the reason Windmill Pictures exists.
BEEP AND MORT
Beep is a robot from the stars. Mort is a cuddly resident of Mollyvale. And although they come from worlds apart, they’re the best of friends together. Across two series of 40 x 11minute episodes, Beep and Mort solve their daily dilemmas and unexpected challenges through invention, play and plenty of help from the fun and lovable Mollyvale community.
Featuring a contemporary hybrid form of puppetry, post-animation and textured, three-dimensional designs, Beep and Mort creates a unique and tactile world that our young viewers will feel as though they can step into and inhabit.
Series 1 and 2 are screening on ABC Kids and streaming on ABC iView. Also available on Sky Kids (UK), beIN NEO (MENA) and Wildbrain TV (Canada).
Visit the Beep and Mort official website here.
Winner, APDG Awards 2023: Production Design for a Television Production Award, Jonathan Oxlade
Winner, Ruby Awards 2023: Outstanding Work or Event Outside a Festival
Winner, Australian Writer’s Guild Award 2024: Children’s Television, Charlotte Rose Hamlyn
Nomination, AACTA Award 2024 for Best Children’s Program
Nomination, AACTA Award 2024 for Best Production Design in Television
Nomination, Kidscreen Awards 2024, Best Live-Action Series in Pre- School Programming
Nomination, Australian Editors Guild: 2023 Ellie Award for Best Editing in Children’s Entertainment, Karryn de Cinque
To be announced in 2024:
Nomination, Screen Producers Australia Award: Animated Production of the Year
BEEP AND MORT is a Windmill Pictures Production. Created for television by Rosemary Myers and Kaye Weeks. Based on the Windmill Theatre Company play co-created by Sam Haren, Jonathon Oxlade and Katherine Fyffe.
Principal production funding from Screen Australia. Developed and produced in association with the ABC. Financed and developed in association with the South Australian Film Corporation. Distributed by ABC Commercial.