Australian TV could soon be home to an innovative new show, after Australian producers Kristy Fuller and Amy Parks took home a top award in Cannes.
The two women presented at MipTV entertainment trade fair in the French city, taking home first prize for their program idea.
The pair pitched a series titled ‘Change My Mind’ which revolves around an adult having a preconceived notion being tested by a child or teen activist.
Will this be TV’s next biggest show? Australian producers Kristy Fuller (R) and Amy Parks (L) have taken home a top award for their series idea ‘Change My Mind’
YouTube has had success with similar web shows, which usually seek to battle racism, sexism or discrimination against LGBT+ people.
Boasting a ‘unique, self-contained clear format’, the judges believed the pitch was timely with a changing culture shift.
In addition to the award, the two women also pocketed €5000 for the project, which equates to nearly $8000 AUD.
Honoured: The Melbourne based duo Kristy Fuller (L) and Amy Parks (R) pocketed €5000 for the project, which equates to about $8,000 AUD. Pictured here at the awards ceremony
Melbourne-based Kristy is the owner of independent media company 1440 Productions, which makes engaging content for the youth market.
Kristy said the pair were grateful for the win and thanked Screen Australia for their support.
Kristy has previously been awarded the prestigious Antenna Award for Program of the Year for her past work.
In production: Kristy’s company 1440 Productions has produced a number of youth-oriented programming including Dig Deep Creek. Pictured here is a cast photo