Aussie Webseries Wins Awards At Two International Festivals
Gossip and drama in Eastern Sydney is proving to whet appetites abroad.
Cheese on Toast Productions is proud to announce SYD2030—a webseries that follows the lives of five Eastern Sydney law students as they try to balance sex, secrets and scandal with a heavy workload—has won awards at two acclaimed international festivals.
The series won the awards for Best Ensemble Cast, Best Directing and Best Producing at LA Webfest, a festival that exclusively celebrates original online programming. SYD2030 has also won a Bronze Award for Excellence in Online Television at the US-based Telly Awards, overnight.
The Telly Awards honour outstanding web commercials, video and films along with videos, film productions,programs and commercials aired on broadcast television. Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world.
SYD2030’s Art Director, Annika Drew is thrilled by the wins and views them as a positive sign for all industry hopefuls. “We started Cheese on Toast Produc:ons as five fresh-faced uni graduates without any real budget to speak of. It just goes to show hard work and thinking outside the box can pay off. SYD2030 was created by so many amazing people, and we have met so many amazing people on the way, this is a win for us all!”
Despite setbacks like filming in Sydney’s wettest summer in history, helicopter rescues, corrupted disks and broken equipment, SYD2030 is a great achievement for the team of under 24’s. Since the self-funded project’s release, SYD2030 has won numerous awards including Best International Webseries at the LA Film, TV and Webisode Festival. SYD2030 has also been nominated for awards by the
International Academy of Web Television and the International Television Festival.
SYD2030 was the first webseries to be distributed on ABC iview.
Find out more about the festivals and SYD2030 at lawebfest.com, tellyawards.com and syd2030.com.au