Barbara Stephen is the Managing Director of Flying Bark Productions, creating iconic animated children’s entertainment since 1968. Barbara has worked as a producer for over ten years, including a vast slate of corporate, advertising and long-form productions. Barbara worked as a producer on the hit AFI-nominated series Erky Perky at Ambience Entertainment and later line produced the pre-school series Magical Tales and animated short film Hog. Barbara line produced the two-time KidScreen and AFI award-winning hit series for ABC 3, The Adventures of Figaro Pho, before joining the team at Flying Bark where she produced the ZDF/Network Seven series The Woodlies, nominated at the Stuttgart Festival for Best Animated Series. Barbara has most recently produced the multi award-nominated Maya the Bee Movie,  as well as producing flagship new fantasy and adventure ABC/Network Seven series Tashi, adapted from the internationally renowned children’s books. Barbara is bringing her formidable expertise in the children’s animated genre to produce the highly anticipated CGI revival of the much loved Australian classic, The Blinky Bill Movie and is currently working on a slate of new projects, including a sequel to Maya the Bee Movie and a Blinky Bill TV series.

Accolades

Barbara Stephen and Jim Ballantine and Deane Taylor and Alexs Stadermann and Noel Cleary and Alex Weight
Best Animated Film, 2015

Blinky Bill The Movie

Best Animated Film, 2015

Blinky Bill The Movie

Blinky Bill is a little koala with a big imagination. An adventurer at heart, he dreams of leaving the little town of Green Patch and…

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Barbara Stephen and Thorsten Wegener and Alexs Stadermann
Best Animated Film, 2014

Maya The Bee Movie

Best Animated Film, 2014

Maya The Bee Movie

Maya the Bee Movie follows the charming Maya’s inquisitive desire to escape her heavily regimented existence and experience the freedom to explore, outside the rules…

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Films

Maya The Bee Movie
2014

Maya The Bee Movie

Australia, Germany
2014

Maya The Bee Movie

Maya the Bee Movie follows the charming Maya’s inquisitive desire to escape her heavily regimented existence and experience the freedom to explore, outside the rules…

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Blinky Bill The Movie
2015

Blinky Bill The Movie

Australia, India, Ireland
2015

Blinky Bill The Movie

Blinky Bill is a little koala with a big imagination. An adventurer at heart, he dreams of leaving the little town of Green Patch and…

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