We are thrilled to announce that Small Town Hackers has been nominated for an AACTA Award in the category of Best Online Video or Series!
Created by Henry Inglis and Matt Lovkis and produced by Lauren Elliott, Small Town Hackers was the first Australian series to be commissioned by Above Average, the digital studio founded by legendary comedy producer Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video (Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, Portlandia).
This recognition by AACTA is the most prestigious industry-based nomination Mad Kids has received to date. Henry picked up the 2018 ADG Award for Best Direction of an Online Comedy Project and the series is also nominated for Best Web Series at the 2018 ATOM Awards, with the ceremony set to take place in Melbourne in late November.
The series was released online globally one year ago today, after premiering at an exclusive screening event in Hollywood thanks to Australians in Film. It has since screened at festivals across Australia and the globe including Melbourne Webfest, Berlin Webfest, Revelation Perth International Film Festival, CinéfestOZ and Next Gen Webfest where it won Best Comedy, Best Editing and Best Actor for Sam Campbell.
The series tells the story of Alex Gout (Tim Watts) who, when he returns to his backwater hometown of Durran, is shocked to discover the police lied about the death of his high school sweetheart, Lucy Boddington. Alex must enlist the help of his idiot younger brother, Devon (2018 Barry Award winner, Sam Campbell) and his ragtag gang of wannabe hackers (Adriane Daff - The Irresistible and Trystan Go - The Family Law) to get to the bottom of the mystery.
Watch the entire series here.
The 8th annual AACTA awards ceremony will take place on 5 December 2018 at the Star Event Centre. Tickets to the event are available here.
View all the other nominees for feature film, television, documentary and short form here.