Griffith film alumni nominated for International Emmy Awards

Two animation projects by Griffith film alumni have been nominated for International Emmy Awards.

A remarkable year

Griffith alumnus Daley Pearson

Bluey was nominated in the Kids / Preschool category. It caps off a remarkable year for the homegrown heroes, who shattered viewing records, won a Logie and took the show global, after inking a distribution deal with Disney.

Created by Griffith Film School alumnus Joe Brumm, the series is produced GFS alumnus Daley Pearsonand employs scores of Griffith animation graduates and student interns.

Bluey has proved wildly popular with families across the nation, becoming the ABC’s most watched show ever with more than 100 million plays.

‘It is overwhelming’

Daley Pearson, who won an Emmy Award in 2017 for ABC children’s series Doodles, took to Twitter this morning to thank Bluey’s fans.

“This series is made under one roof in Brisbane… thank you to all of the beautiful Australian families who have welcomed Bluey into their homes. Thank you for loving Bluey as much as we love making it for you. The response is overwhelming.”

A winning streak

Griffith Film School alumnus Daniel Snaddon

Fellow Griffith Film School graduate Daniel Snaddon received a nomination for his animated movieZog.

Daniel co-directed the film, based on a popular children’s book by Julia Donaldson. It features the voices of British acting icons, including Kit Harrington, Sir Lenny Henny, Tracey Ullman and Rob Brydon.

The Emmy Award nomination for Zog comes the film scooped prizes for Best Animation at the Shanghai International TV Festival and the Audience Award for ages 3-6 at New York International Children’s Film Festival.

In addition to his work as a director, Daniel co-founded Kunjanimation, which has grown into The Cape Town International Animation Festival, and Draw For Life, which teaches underprivileged children the fundamentals of drawing for animation.

‘A great achievement’

Professor Herman Van Eyken

Head of Griffith Film School Professor Herman Van Eyken congratulated the alumni nominated for International Emmys, saying their success was testimony to the calibre of talent nurtured at Griffith.

“We are very proud of what our students and graduates are producing,” he said.

“This is a great achievement.”

The International Emmy Awards take place in Cannes in March 2020.

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