Tuggerah Lakes Estuary

Client: Wyong Council
Production Companies: Armchair Productions || Poke the Bear Animation
Roles: Original Music, Sound Design

The Tuggerah Lakes estuary once maintained itself naturally, but decades of regional human activities changed its geography, its biodiversity, and its health. Wyong Council wanted a way to communicate the history, current state and ongoing management of the estuary on the NSW Central Coast. This short film was released first online, and since 2014 on an ongoing basis at Central Coast cinemas.

  • Finalist – Footprints Film Festival (2014)                                    
  • Official Selection – The International Animation Film Festival (IAFF) Golden Kuker - Sofia (2014)
  • Official Selection – Wyong Lakes Festival (2015)


Directors: Guy Jamieson & Stefan Wernik
Producer: Lisa Madden
Character Design and Illustration: Lilian Darmono
3D Animators: Rhys Davey and Mike Paech
Modelling: Tristan Lock
Lighting/Rendering: Wayne Osborne
Compositing: Michael Blanche and Gillian O’Connor
Rigging: Jordan McInnes
3D Artist: Sillvia Colonna Romano
Texturing: Lucie Mayjonade
Music: Stephen Frost
Guitar: Charlie Glenn
Sound Design: Stephen Frost and Josephus Ferguson