Deniliquin producer Michael McMahon's TV series Nowhere Boys has been named a finalist in the BANFF Television Awards.May 7, 2014 4:00am
After winning Most Outstanding Children’s Drama at the 2014 TV Week Logie Awards in April, Deniliquin producer Michael McMahon’s TV series Nowhere Boys was announced as a finalist in the acclaimed BANFF Television Awards on Tuesday.
This is yet another accolade for the children’s adventure program and its executive producer, with the series now in its second season with ABC3 and having been recently picked up by UK kids channel CBBC.
Mr McMahon, a principal and founding partner of Matchbox Pictures, said along with its Australian successes, including the Logie, this latest nomination was a terrific endorsement for everyone’s hard work.
‘‘We are thrilled with the critical acclaim the Nowhere Boys series has been receiving in Australia and internationally,’’ he said.
‘‘The sale (of the series) to the BBC was a real boast for us all and a great way to go into the production of series two which starts shortly.’’
The series, produced by McMahon, Tony Ayres and Beth Frey, has received recognition from numerous Australian and international organisations, including a recent win at the 2014 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards for Best Children’s Television Drama Series.
Both the series and its online game version have been nominated for Cynopsis Kids Imagination Awards which are announced in New York in June.
It has also been shortlisted as a finalist at the Prix Jeunesse International, a bi-annual festival taking place in Munich, Germany from May 30 to June 4.
This isn’t the first acclaimed television program for Matchbox Pictures, with its TV series, The Slap, based on Christos Tsiolkas’ best-selling novel, winning three AACTA awards and a silver Logie for Most Outstanding Drama Series, Miniseries or Telemovie in 2012.
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