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Series Synopsis

This children's post-apocalyptic fantasy series follows a circus troupe, Maddigan's Fantasia on their quest to save the world's only remaining city, Solis. The show was created by children's writer Margaret Mahy, developed for television by writers Gavin Strawhan and Rachel Lang for South Pacific Pictures, who produced the 13 x 30min series for TV3. Award-winning and successfully exported, it marked a debut lead performance from Rose McIver (future Tinker Bell in US TV show Once Upon a Time) acting with Michael Hurst, Peter Daube, Tim Balme and Danielle Cormack. 


Series Notes

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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