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Miss Ink: The Documentary Series

Screen Australia has announced 11 projects that will share in $2.2 million of online production funding. This includes documentary series Facing the Numbers exploring testimonies of First Nations people, rom-com series Love Me Lex and comedy Plausible Deniability, a series written and produced by It’s Fine, I’m Fine co-producer, Iain Crittenden.

Screen Australia’s Head of Online Lee Naimo said, “It’s fantastic to see that the volume and standard of applications to the Online Production fund hasn’t slowed down, with online creators yet again proving that they can tell clever and complex stories for a variety of platforms.”

“From impactful documentaries to rom-coms, the range of genres covered in these projects shows that Australian creators are constantly exploring new and exciting ways of engaging their audiences. It’s great to see so many newer voices and talents represented in these teams, demonstrating the opportunities for emerging Australian talent that Screen Australia is providing,” said Naimo.

Over the past four years, Screen Australia has supplied more than $22 million of funding to online creators for projects across a variety of platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, TikTok and Instagram.

The funded projects include:

  • Miss Ink The Documentary Series: This 6 x 15-min docuseries celebrates tattooed women from across the country as they participate in Miss Ink Australia; the only beauty pageant in the world where age, size, shape, sexuality, scars, culture, colour, creed and cellulite don’t matter. Along the way, audiences will learn that it is so much more than a beauty pageant; it's a platform for women to express themselves - busting stereotypes and redefining beauty. Attached as director is Jo-Anne Brechin (Paper Champions), who will also be producing alongside Shari Hutchison (Family Rules), Shannon Wilson-McClinton (6 Festivals), Tessa Mansfield-Hung (Paper Champions), Katherine Shearer (Sweet Tooth), Mariah Gates (The Holistic Approach) and Veronica Wain (18q: A different kind of normal). Janelle Landers (Girl Like You), Taryn Brumfitt (Embrace), Ari Harrison (Hating Peter Tatchell), Jeff Harrison (2067), Bonnie Cee (Casino Beach) and Hannah Barnes are executive producing. Miss Ink will be released by VA Media Network on the Pride Central YouTube channel.

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