29 January 2016
Last week Victorian screen practitioners were celebrated at Film Victoria's annual Seen & Screened event in Melbourne.
The event acknowledges Victorian screen talent and projects that made it to the screen in 2015. It also includes two keys awards to recognise significant achievement: the Greg Tepper Award and the Tim Richards Award.
Melbourne-based production company Gristmill was the recipient of the 2016 Greg Tepper Award. The award recognises Gristmill's outstanding back catalogue of film and television work and their impact on Victoria's screen culture.
Gristmill's screen credits include the feature film Now Add Honey, the children's series Little Lunch, and Upper Middle Bogan – now in its third series, and the focus of a remake by US network CBS, which has committed to filming a pilot episode.
Melbourne based games developer Hipster Whale was awarded the 2016 Tim Richards Award. The award recognises the huge success of Hipster Whale across local and international markets.
Known for the global gaming hits Crossy Road, Shooty Skies and Pac-Man 256, Hipster Whale recently announced that it will be creating a new game with Disney called Disney Crossy Road.