Glasgow-based indie Maramedia that specialises in high-end natural history documentaries has been commissioned to make animation series Hushabye Lullaby for CBeebies


The series of short animations is a Scottish collaboration that has been created, written and directed by Glasgow-based Sacha Kyle together with animators Once Were Farmers of Stirling and Maramedia delivering the series with executive producer Simon Parsons.  Composer is Giles Lamb and 3D animation is by Will Adams.   Commissioning Editor for the BBC is Julia Bond and the series is for delivery by year end.


This new pre-school animation series is “super soft quirky, full of music, lullabies and cuddles providing a sense of calm before quiet time and sleep.”  


“Hushabye Lullabye has been created to incorporate the powerful benefits of lullabies in a way which is both loving and playful, and I am passionate about bringing the tradition of lullabies to contemporary early years’ audiences,” said Sacha Kyle, Creator/Writer of Hushabye Lullabye


Maramedia, co-founded by Nigel Pope and Jackie Savery, has made a string of natural history documentaries and was joined by former head of BBC Scotland children’s production – Simon Parsons to expand their children’s output with new children’s programming for its Marakids brand.


“We are delighted to be embarking on our first pre-school children’s animation series, an exciting addition to Marakids following the launch of previous series “Gudrun the Viking Princess” for CBeebies”, added Nigel Pope, Co-Founder and Creative Director, Maramedia.


Commissioning Editor for CBeebies, Julia Bond said, “We’re thrilled to be in production on this exciting new animation series. The magical and enchanting world of Hushabye Lullabye brings lullabies, and the connections created by them, to our young audience and the grown-ups in their lives”.


“Once Were Farmers are thrilled to be part of this charming CBeebies commission. We’ve really enjoyed helping Sacha realise her vision for Hushabye Lullabye and think young audiences will love the unique and tactile style of animation," said Will Adams, Director, Once Were Farmers.


Maramedia and Once Were Farmers are also two of the first recipients of the Screen Scotland broadcast content fund specifically created to develop new television content produced by home-grown Scottish talent.  

Staff Reporter

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