‘XYZ’ has joined forces with Melbourne production company Suitcase Murphy to create the brilliant new ABC 1 television series ‘Australian Encounters’. Directed by Duncan Imberger and Josh Moore, the illustrations were entirely hand drawn by renowned illustrator and satirical cartoonist Chris Grosz.
Beautifully animated by XYZ’s Stephen Watkins, and narrated by none other Geoffrey Rush, the series is based on the madly popular ‘Encounters’ column published in The Monthly Magazine. It depicts legendary Aussies such as Bob Hawke, Rupert Murdoch, Kylie Minogue and Ned Kelly encountering famous international players – madness and a sizeable slice of hilarity ensues in this ten part short form series.
It premiers at 6.55pm Tuesday 30th July so sit down and tune in! Check out the teaser trailer.