My Life Is Murder now screening

July 18, 2019

Very proud to have co-composed the score (with the amazing Burkhard Dallwitz) to the new 10-part Network TEN drama series My Life Is Murder.

MLIM stars Lucy Lawless (Xena), Bernard Curry and Ebony Vagulans and is a light, sarcastic and witty crime show that is more about the characters (and strength of acting) than whodunnit!

It screens Wednesday nights on TEN for the next 10 weeks and soon will be streaming on AcornTV. Episodes are also available to stream on 10play weekly.

Big thanks to Burkhard, Producers Nick Murray, Claire Tonkin and Elisa Argenzio and all at CJZ.

Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries screens on Network Seven

February 21, 2019

Well, it’s here.

Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries screens each week on Channel 7 from 8:30pm tonight!

Over four weeks we have 4 telemovies of guilty pleasure viewing, especially for those fans of the original Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries starring Essie Davis, or for fans of the murder mystery genre – think a fun 60s version of Midsummer Murders, Sherlock or Ms Marple etc that doesn’t take itself too seriously.

Enjoy

AACTA Award for The Bureau of Magical Things

December 16, 2018

In a star studded ceremony in Sydney this month The Bureau of Magical Things was awarded the 2018 AACTA award for Best Children’s Program! Congratulations to Jonathan M Shiff, Stuart Wood, Julia Adams, Barry Lanfranchi and the entire cast and crew. Proud to be a part of the team.

Here are a few pics from the ceremony

The Bureau of Magical Things has been acquired by Nickelodeon!

October 5, 2018

Fantastic News! Our kids TV series The Bureau of Magical Things has been acquired by Nickelodeon. This means that ‘Bureau’ will now be seen across an additional 170+ countries and territories worldwide!

Nickelodeon USA will start to premiere The Bureau of Magical Things on Monday 8th October 2018 at 8:30pm ET/PT and will continue to premiere new episodes on Mondays-Thursdays at 7:30pm ET/PT!

From the Inside Film article:

“The Bureau of Magical Things introduces a captivating fantasy world while promoting real world concepts like individuality, diversity and acceptance,” said Nickelodeon senior vice president, global acquisitions and content partnerships Layla Lewis.

“We think kids everywhere will find something relatable in these characters’ journeys to finding their true selves, while learning to embrace and accept what makes them different.”

On the sale, Shiff said: “We are thrilled to see The Bureau of Magical Things so strongly supported by Nickelodeon who will introduce it to a global audience. It’s a real delight to bring children all over the world into a story full of surprise and adventure brought to life by an extraordinary cast of magical heroes.”

ZDF Enterprises president and CEO Fred Burckse said: “We are delighted that The Bureau of Magical Things has found its global home with Nickelodeon. Coming from the magical studios of our long term partner Jonathan M. Shiff, the series will capture audiences all over the world and is a perfect complement to Nickelodeon’s portfolio of outstanding children’s programs.”

Can We Save The Reef? wins Eureka Prize for science journalism

August 31, 2018

Just found out that our doco Can We Save the Reef? won the Eurkea Prize for Science Journalism. Congratulations to Adam Geiger and Colette Beaudry of SeaLight Pictures! I’m proud to have played a small part in making this documentary such a success.

The Australian Museum Eureka Prizes reward excellence in the fields of research & innovation, leadership, science engagement and school science. More info at https://australianmuseum.net.au/eurekaprizes

Vale Ricky Edwards

June 12, 2018

I’ve been trying to post this for a while but until now hadn’t the strength. I think it’s time.

Almost two weeks ago we lost my friend Ricky Edwards. Ricky and I worked together on 3 seasons of Mako Mermaids, James Cameron’s Deepsea Challenge 3D, and began working on the upcoming ‘The Bureau of Magical Things’. He was a brilliant man, who burned so brightly with such energy and intensity. Ricky was someone I respected and admired, a man of exceptional talents whom I was often in awe of. I learnt much from him and continue to do so and will be forever grateful to him for asking me to join him in writing for Mako and more. He and I formed a bond that went beyond mere colleagues and I am utterly devastated by his passing. My heart goes out to his beautiful family.

Vale my friend.

Todd Sampson’s Body Hack 2.0 is airing

May 28, 2018

Yes, Todd is at it again. Body Hack 2.0 starts this Thursday at 8:45pm on Network TEN. The theme music for the new series is mine and I’ve contributed a significant amount of the underscore also. Series 2 trailer is below. Tune in!