Join the magical movie-making adventures of Polly, Ziggy and little brother Milo as they travel into an alternate reality of playtime and storytelling: a bizarre film studio in the surreal tinsel- town of Pollywood.
Polly, Ziggy, and Milo have recently moved to a new town, where it seems to rain every day. They live with their mum and dad in an old, closed-down, boarded-up cinema which was owned and run by their grandparents before they mysteriously disappeared long ago.
The kids have found a hidden treasure trove of mysterious magic film cannisters – when projected, they open a portal which sucks them into “Popcorn Pictures”, a film studio in the bizarre tinsel-town of Pollywood. Polly and Ziggy are in charge of finishing the movie. Polly is director, with an an extra pair of arms and a gang of telepathically controlled sprock-bots. Ziggy is the cameraman, with his reality-shifting “edit-o-tron 1000” and creative input from a headful of snakes singing in gleeful close harmony. The only way to re-open the swirly portal and get home is to re-make the movie.
Each episode of Pollywood is a new installment of creative chaos caused by their film crew: There’s Anana, an amnesiac ex-shamen whose special effects potions backfire; Spinning Jenny, a vegan spider costumier and make-up artist; Octet, an ink-squirting one-octopus instant soundtrack generator; Zip, a sullen stuntman, swapped at the waist with his choreographer twin brother, Zap.
Polly and Ziggy are storytellers in an alternate storyworld where conflict, schemes, plans, plots and counter-plots are never far away. And very occasionally, they might just stumble across a clue or hint about the mystery of their grandparents... Despite all this, Polly and Ziggy always come together to finish the movie and call out the magic words: “That’s a wrap!” And they have so much fun, they can’t wait to go back!
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Created by Camilla Storm & Nick Simons, Sprocket AS
Status: In Development
What is it?· 2D Animated Sitcom, 26 x 11 minute episodes
Audience: Kids 6-9
Available: Concept bible, 3 x episode scripts