Whoa Flamingo is an Australian based creative team dedicated to the development and creation of content for a range of audiences - with an emphasis on family and youth. Distinctive stories realised through Feature films, Television, Online and Multi Narrative Interaction is at the heart of what we do.

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With a strong background in development, Kate understands the mechanics and creative process of developing original projects with a contemporary edge.

Kate started out in script departments for television drama and was a development assistant at Southern Star before moving onto Producer roles - Sleuth 101 for ABC TV, ADBC for SBS, Dave Hughes Handy, Adam Hills Inflatable, Adam Hills in Gordon Street Tonight as well as a Writer Producer Presenter on the ABC Youth Channel FlyTV for 3 years.

Her series with Producer Amanda Higgs - Lost With The Boys – “a collection of short stories by real girls - the highs, the lows, the bits nobody knows,” was broadcast on Network 10’s digital platform. Kate was also involved in the development of the Young Adult series Slide for Fox 8 and was part of the initial writers room for the Channel 10 series The Wrong Girl for Playmaker.

She is the Writer Producer for the award winning animated series Cha-Ching currently broadcast on Cartoon Network Asia Pacific which has recently been commissioned for its fourth series.

Kate was involved in ABC 3's rebranding to ABC ME as well as joining the excellent team at ABC ME as a Producer. Most recently kate has been developing a kids comedy series for ABC Me with Writer/Producer Judi McCrossin and comedy duo THE LISTIES.
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Darren has won various awards for his work directing commercials including the London International Advertising Award, New York Advertising Award, Singapore Advertising Award as well as receiving numerous Cannes nominations.

Darren transitioned to feature films through the short film genre with
The Extra, which won the “best short film award” at various festivals. It also won second prize at Sydney’s Tropfest and received two nominations at the AFI’s (Australian Film Industry awards) - for Best Short Film and Best Editing.

Darren co-wrote and directed his first feature film “
Thunderstruck” - the story of four boys who made a pact to bury their best friend next to AC/DC original front man Bon Scott. The film was distributed by Icon in 2005.

Inspired by his daughters dance classes, Darren, along with writer Carolyn Wilson devised a story about pushy stage mothers and dance competitions. In 2007 this became the basis of Darren’s second film “
Razzle Dazzle” starring Australian actress, Kerry Armstrong and UK comic actor Ben Miller.
Razzle Dazzle has been selected for over twenty film festivals around the world, including Official Selection at the Berlin, Edinburgh, Los Angeles Independent Film Festivals and was the opening night film at the New York International Children’s Film Festival.

More recently he was Executive Producer on
Not Suitable For Children starring Ryan Kwantan (Trueblood) and Sarah Snook, directed by Peter Templeman.

His television credits include the second series of the ABC dramedy
Bed of Roses, and both Rush and Offspring, for producer John Edwards Southern Star for Network Ten. Most recently he directed the ABC/BBC Teen series Worst Year Of My Life ... Again and Wonderland for Fremantle Media & Network 10. Darren has recently directed Seasons 1 & 2 of HERE COME THE HABIBS for the 9 Network and Jungle.

FEATURE & MULTI PLATFORM

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Adapted for the screen with the assistance of Screen Australia

CITY OF ORPHANS TRILOGY by Catherine Jinks
Face your demons … it makes them easier to kill.

In the dark places of Victorian London where monsters prey on children, a beautiful young orphan girl with a mesmerizing voice jumps at the opportunity to train as an apprentice to an experienced monster hunter and agrees to be bait as a means to a better life and the only chance she may have to get her revenge.

  • Winner, Children's Book Council Of Australia Awards, Younger Readers, 2014

  • Winner, Adelaide Festival Award for Children's Literature, 2014

  • Short-listed, NSW Premier's Literary Awards,

  • Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Literature, 2014

  • Short-listed, Norma K Hemming Award, 2014

  • Short-listed, West Australian Young Readers Awards, 2015

  • New York Public Library Top Children’s Titles - Older Readers.

  • USA Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Book.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt USA - Book Trailer - HOW TO CATCH A BOGLE

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Adapted for the screen with the assistance of Screen Australia

FROM THE CUTTING ROOM OF BARNEY KETTLE

“Barney Kettle knew he would be a very famous film director one day, he just didn’t know when that day would arrive. He was already an actual director — he’d made four fifteen-minute films — but so far only his schoolmates and the residents of the High Street had viewed them. Global fame was a little way off. It would come, though. Barney was certain about that.”

REVIEWS:

“It’s heart-warming and it’s heart-breaking, it’s original and clever … it’s one to put on your must-read list.”
Nicky Pelligrinio, NZ Herald.

“It’s a cast as colourful as an operetta: Suit, who carries an alarm clock in his briefcase; Coralie, baker of (Organic) Iced Rodents — brackets obligatory; Orange Boy and Crimson Girl, potent yet evasive. Great control of tone; a protagonist who will haunt you for days afterwards; breadth of skill and generosity of spirit. “ David Hill, Weekend Herald.

Adults will also enjoy this teen novel about the buzz of creativity and the power of community.” Catherine Wolfe, NZ Listener

TELEVISION

Whoa Flamingo is excited to have a number of original concepts currently in development with some of Australia's leading production companies. More news to come!

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