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Elizabeth Mitchell: On bro'Town...

Interview – 2009

Producer Elizabeth Mitchell set up Firehorse Films to produce the popular TV3 animated comedy series bro'Town. Mitchell was a print journalist turned television promotions director, and her only experience in animation prior to bro'Town was a TV ad on the white spotted tussock moth.

In this ScreenTalk, Mitchell talks about:

  • How the original idea for bro'Town came about, and her long friendship with Naked Samoans and bro'Town star Oscar Kightley
  • Early development for the series, how she got the animation team together, and what the production process was
  • Audience reaction to the series - thinking it would be watched by 'young brown people' only to find that it was also enjoyed by 'old white people'
  • The future for bro'Town
This video was first uploaded on 24 April 2009, and is available under this Creative Commons licence. This licence is limited to use of ScreenTalk interview footage only and does not apply to any video content and photographs from films, television, music videos, web series and commercials used in the interview.
Interview - Clare O'Leary. Camera and Editing - Leo Guerchmann