Passion Pictures Australia is an Oscar winning production company and was established in 2004 by award winning animation producer, Sophie Byrne. Passion Pictures Australia has produced new media/gaming projects and short films including: the Academy Award winning animated short film THE LOST THING produced in association with Screen Australia based on Shaun Tan’s acclaimed picture book, and the multi award winning production of the SCARYGIRL online gaming prototype developed with the assistance of the Film Victoria Digital Media Fund.
Highly Spirited is the newly formed offspring of Passion Pictures Australia and will develop and produce high end independent film and new media projects, as well as providing intellectual property management across all media.
Based in Melbourne, we have several projects at various stages of development and production, including: an animated feature film based on Nathan Jurevicius’s acclaimed cult concept SCARYGIRL, a feature film based on Shaun Tan’s best selling graphic novel THE ARRIVAL and a television series of TALES FROM OUTER SUBURBIA with Flying Bark, and a live action feature film of the best-selling children’s novel TRULY TAN.
Highly Spirited also represents Shaun Tan for all theatrical, film/TV and merchandise licensing.
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