Writer, director, actor, VFX artist and The Wizards of Aus creator, Michael Shanks, talks about leveraging YouTube success into a high concept TV series...all on a low budget.
Michael, aka Timtimfed, has been making short films on YouTube for the last six years. He's turned his unique blend of visual effects and comedy into nearly 40 million views. Yup, that's a crap ton of views.
He's also made a TV series. The Wizards of Aus, produced by LateNite Films, is a six-part comedy series funded by Screen Australia that premiered on SBS 2 Television. Now it's available for free worldwide at SBS On Demand andYouTube.