The news about WA entertainment rolls on with the exciting
launch of the Western Australian production company, Galactic Baby. This is beyond exciting news for anyone who has been
paying attention to Lauren’s work, which has often focused on diversity and
providing a great platform for Indigenous content. Galactic Baby looks to be no
different. Give the press release a read below and get excited.
Lauren Elliott has officially launched the company today at http://www.galacticbaby.com.au/
Galactic Baby specialises in the development and production
of scripted film and television with a distinct comedic tone. Since announcing
her plans to launch Galactic Baby in July, Lauren has been developing an
exciting new slate and has already attracted development funding for a number
of her projects.
A Min Min Story
A Min Min Story is
an Indigenous Australian horror feature film Lauren is developing with writers
Kodie Bedford (Mystery Road, Squinters,
Scout) and Bjorn Stewart (Killer
Native, Black Comedy, KGB). The film is inspired by Min Min – a mysterious
light phenomenon that has often been reported in outback Australia. According
to folklore, the lights sometimes follow or approach people and anyone who
chases the lights will never return to tell the tale.
Secret Sauce is a psychological drama feature film being
written by Zoe Pepper (The Big Spaghetti,
LIFT) and Adriane Daff (The
Irresistible, Lé Nør). Lauren and Zoe are currently in post-production on
Mystic Pines, a short film produced by Cody Greenwood, founder of production
company, RUSH (Under the Volcano),
which will act as a proof of concept for the feature. Mystic Pines is set to make its world premiere on the festival
circuit in 2020.
Schoolies ’99 is a
nostalgic and sharp-witted coming-of-age comedy feature film set in a sleepy
coastal Western Australian town in the nineties, written by Henry Inglis (Small Town Hackers, DAFUQ?). Henry is
creating a satirical world crawling with drunk teenagers, helicopter parents,
drug dealing teachers and worst of all – a gang of toolies.
Teen Ward is a
tragic, ironic, dry and darkly hilarious drama series set inside a hospital’s
teen ward, also created by Henry Inglis. Lauren is developing the series with
Henry and Mike Jones (Script Producer of Wrong
Kind of Black and Story Editor of The
Gloaming) with development investment from Screenwest.
Bogan Muslim is a
half hour comedy series created by and starring up-and-coming comedian Umar
Azad, a Muslim man dedicated equally to his faith and his bogan Aussie
lifestyle, who finds his world turned upside when his sister gets engaged to a
white Australian Muslim convert – who proves to be a much better Muslim than
Umar is. Lauren and Umar are developing the series with development investment
“Lauren’s track record as a comedy producer in Western
Australia is extraordinary. She’s a great asset to the state. We’re lucky to
have her here, and we look forward to working with her and the exciting slate
of projects she’s putting together for Galactic Baby.” said Matthew Horrocks,
Screenwest Head of Development and Production.
Lauren, Zoe and Henry are attending Screen Producers
Australia’s (SPA) annual conference, SCREEN FOREVER in Melbourne this week.
Triple-threat writer/director/editor, Henry is one of fifteen directors
selected from over 100 applications to attend the conferenceas part of an
Australian Director’s Guild director cohort.
Lauren was the winner of the inaugural Screenwest Emerging
Producer’s Initiative in 2015 and was awarded $100,000 to put towards project
and professional development. Following her win, she spent six months learning
the Hollywood ropes at Red Hour Films and Abso Lutely Productions in Los
Angeles and has since split her time between Perth, Sydney and LA, where she is
represented by CAA (Creative Artists Agency).
In March 2019, Lauren was recognised as one of Western
Australia’s 40 leading business entrepreneurs under the age of 40, winning a
40under40 Award out of 104 impressive nominees from across the state. Her
producing credits include cult Indigenous comedy series, KGB, the
AACTA-nominated Small Town Hackers, DAFUQ?, The Big Spaghetti, LIFT, Henry
& Aaron’s 7 Steps to Superstardom, The Shapes, The Legend of Gavin Tanner,
DIGILANTE and The Write Stuff with Noel and Carl Pennyman, as well as Sando and
Squinters for Jungle Entertainment and the ABC.
“Lauren Elliott is a modern-day pioneer in the Western
Australian screen industry, in comedy especially. An undeniably talented
producer, leader and advocate for her projects, writers and directors, she’s
consistently delivered quality, original productions to the ABC, in particular
our digital series DAFUQ?, which was well ahead of its time, and remains one of
my favourite of our comedy series. I’ve loved working with Lauren both at her
own Mad Kids and at Jungle Entertainment over the last five years, and I’m
seriously excited to see what Lauren and Galactic Baby do next.” said ABC Head
of Comedy, Rick Kalowski.
As part of Galactic Baby’s services, Lauren is also
available as a freelance Producer, Publicist and PR Consultant. She is
currently looking after the Judas Collar Oscars publicity campaign for LA-based
Western Australian filmmakers Alison James and Brooke Tia Silcox and her new
clients include Rhythm Content, Juicebox, Jungle Entertainment, Prospero
Productions and Moore Creative Artists.
Check out www.galacticbaby.com.au to see Lauren’s entire
portfolio of work, her creative partners and brand new showreel.
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