Barbara Stephen is the Managing Director of Flying Bark Productions, one of Australia’s leading independent animation production companies. Barbara has worked as a producer for over twelve years across sport, lifestyle and reality programs before finding her passion in children’s television and feature films. Her producing credits include the award-winning Peleda, animated series Erky Perky, Magical Tales, The Adventures of Figaro Pho (ABC 3), The Woodlies (Network 7, ZDF, short film Hog and recently the award-winning and international box office success Maya the Bee Movie. She has also produced the flagship new fantasy and adventure series Tashi (ABC & Network 7), as well as producing a CGI revival of the much loved Australian classic, Blinky Bill and short film Hog, l: The Movie.
Managing Director / Producer
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