COCKATOO CO.LAB

FILMINK 16 MAY 2018

Aussie Short Series 600 Bottle of WineHeads to BBC 3

By Travis Johnson

Flexibility of format has enabled an Australian series to find an audience overseas.

Australian web series 600 Bottles of Wine will air on Britian’s BBC 3 from May 27, having been repackaged by new media production company Cockatoo Co.Lab for broadcast.

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VARIETY 15 MAY 2018

>> Sue Deeks, head of BBC program acquisition, and Damian Kavanagh, channel controller of BBC Three, did the deal for the Australian series. “Grace Rouvray is a fantastic new voice and her fresh, funny series will be every bit as relatable and entertaining to audiences in the U.K. as in Australia,” Deeks said.

The series is sold by Escapade Media and produced by Cockatoo Colab. “The flexible nature of short form content enabled us to repurpose the story in multiple formats to service different audience preferences on different platforms,” said producer Bec Bignell.>>

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MARIE CLAIRE 2018

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MARIE CLAIRE 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WORLD SCREEN

600 Bottles of Wine to be represented by Escapade Media for global release

HTTP://WORLDSCREEN.COM/ESCAPADE-MEDIA-REP-COMEDY-600-BOTTLES-WINE/

Cockatoo Colab co-founder Bec Bignell, producer on the series, commented, “I was interested in how we could develop an audience-centered series by drawing insights from the successful proof of concept blog. The series was designed bespoke, based on these insights, to deliver a signature experience that flows from one scene to the next through feeling, tone and texture. 600 Bottles of Wine conveys a cozy corner, evolving maturity, bold sexuality and genuine vulnerability offset with humor and a drop of wine.”

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NADIA TOWNSEND

http://nadiatownsend.com/

At the end of 2017 I visited the Western state for the first time, brought on by writer/actress Bec Bignell to direct Rain Dance.

We travelled with a small crew to her home town Kojonup, a few hours out of Perth,  and spent time with the shearing team, meeting with members of the community and being fed copious amounts of good ol country cooking.

Currently being produced by Cockatoo Co Lab – Rain Dance is  a series about two women in a remote Australian shearing team who fight for their community in the wake of environmental adversity.

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BEC BIGNELL: RAIN DANCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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