Hold the phone! Our web series Small Town Hackers has just received a 2018 ATOM AWARD nomination in the category of ‘Best Web Series’.

The ATOM Awards recognise film and media excellence. Since 1982, the ATOM Awards have been celebrating the best of Australian and New Zealand screen content from the education sector and screen industry professionals. They are the second-longest-running film and media awards in Australia, behind the AFI/AACTA Awards, having been held annually for over thirty-five years.

This year, The 2018 ATOM Awards feature thirty-four categories covering everything from feature-length films and television programs to animation, short fiction, educational resources, and new media including web series, apps and games.

Small Town Hackers is one of four Australian web series to receive a nomination in its category. The web series was directed by ADG Award winner Henry Inglis and written by Mad Kids’ Inglis, Matt Lovkis and Joel Gray. It was commissioned by US platform Above Average and collectively the series has received over 400,000 hits on YouTube.

But wait, there’s more! Rift, a short drama written by Mad Kids production co-ordinator Clare Toonen, has also received a nomination for ‘Best Tertiary Short Fiction’. The film, made in collaboration with the Aboriginal Theatre students at WAAPA in 2017, was made during Toonen’s year of post-graduate study at the WA Screen Academy.

The winners of the 2018 ATOM Awards will be announced on Thursday 29 November at a live ceremony at the Alex Theatre in Melbourne.