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  1. The promo for the series.

Synopsis

Maddigan's Quest is a children's drama series set in a post-apocalyptic future. It follows a circus troupe, Maddigan's Fantasia on their quest to save the world's only remaining city, Solis. The show was created by award-winning children's writer Margaret Mahy, developed for television by Gavin Strawhan and Rachel Lang and produced by South Pacific Pictures. Award-winning and successfully exported, it marked an impressive lead performance from Rose McIver and featured acting luminaries Michael Hurst, Peter Daube, Tim Balme and Danielle Cormack. 

Background

A perspective by Annie Simon 29.09.2008

Set in a post-apocalyptic future, Maddigan's Quest follows the circus troupe ‘Maddigan's Fantasia', who come from the last city on the planet, Solis.

Each year, the Fantasia leave Solis to perform and earn a living. But this ...

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Awards

2007 Air New Zealand Screen Awards
Best Children's Programme
Contribution to Design: Tracey Collins, for episode 1
Achievement in Original Music: Victoria Kelly, for episode 5
Contribution to a Soundtrack: Carl Smith, Rodney Larsen and Steve Finnigan, for episode 2

Nominated for Best Supporting Actress (Rose McIver), Actor (Jordan Metcalfe), Script (Rachel Lang) and Contribution to Design (Albedo VFX)

2006 New York Festival
Bronze Medal - Youth Television Programme (ages 7 - 12)
Best Art Direction - Television Section
Nominated for Best Direction

2006 Qantas Television Awards
Nominated for Best Children's/Youth Programme