Mad Kids is excited to announce that Lauren Elliott has undertaken the role of Series Producer on the new season of Jungle Entertainment’s comedy Squinters!
A hit for the ABC at the beginning of this year, the half-hour series is returning for a second round with filming currently underway in Sydney and Los Angeles. A celebration of the comically mundane ritual of the daily work commute, Squinters was described by the Sydney Morning Herald in February as “unequivocally one of the funniest comedies of the year.”
Season two features a diverse cast of new and returning Australian actors, including WA-raised cast members Andrea Demetriades, Ernie Dingo and Mandy McElhinney. We’re no stranger to Mandy’s comedic talents - she featured in our ABC TV pilot, The Legend of Gavin and the New Best Mate alongside Squinters co-creator, Adam Zwar.
Lauren’s first introduction to Jungle Entertainment was in 2016 at SPA’s Screen Forever conference, where Jungle partner and COO Chloe Rickard was appointed Lauren’s mentor as part of the Ones to Watch program. Squinters marks Lauren’s second producing gig on a Jungle production in 2018; earlier this year she undertook the role of Associate Producer on comedy series Sando, which premiered on ABC in March 2018.
Squinters is supported by Screen Australia in association with Create NSW and will screen on ABC1 and ABC iView in 2019.