Bushwhacked! Series 1, for ABC3 and NITV, followed Kayne Tremills and Brandon Walters (of ‘Australia’ fame) on a 13-part series across remote parts of Aboriginal Australia as they search for endangered native species and celebrate Aboriginal rites and rituals. From kissing a Tasmanian devil to putting a satellite tag on a saltwater crocodile, sighting a rare cassowary in Far North Queensland and digging for honey ants in the Central Desert, ‘Bushwhacked!’ became a smash-hit format for kids across Australia. The Australian Children’s TV Foundation, which was the international distributor, sold the format to multiple territories, with it airing in more than 40 countries over the three series.
Series 1 was successful in the following awards:
• 2014, Finalist, Screen Producers Australia Awards (Australia)
• 2013, Silver, Chicago International Film Festival
• 2013, Finalist, ATOM Awards (Australia)
• 2013, Two Bronze Awards, Australian Cinematographers Society