Hettie Makebelieve

1973 Films

TV Programming

England

2015

Total project grant (euros)

500,000

Programme

Creative Europe

Sub-programme

MEDIA

Funding scheme

TV Programming

Call number

24/2014

Call publication date

14 Nov 2014

Application deadline

13 Jan 2015

Result publication date

3 Jun 2015

1973 Films is a UK-based production company founded by multiple Emmy and BAFTA honoured producer Tim Goodchild and director Louise Scott.

Hettie Makebelieve is a 52 x 7’ stop-motion animated series for 3 to 5 year-olds about a collection of toys who come to life and create amazing new worlds of adventure. 

The series will be produced in the UK by award winning stop-motion animation studio and model makers Mackinnon and Saunders whose work has contributed to Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox, Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride and Frankenweenie as well as TV series such as Bob the Builder, Postman Pat and The Clangers, among many more.

The project was also supported by Creative Europe during its development phase.

Tim Goodchild, Producer at 1973 Films, said:

"Creative Europe Desk UK gave us prompt and extremely helpful advice for both of our applications. The Creative Europe development grant has helped us to create new creative material and concept artwork, and has been a vital part of our strategy to convince broadcasters and other potential partners to support our project."

Look at our 2014-2015 Results Report for a comprehensive overview of Creative Europe's support to the development of audiovisual content in 2014 and 2015.

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