Cobbstar Productions is a Sydney based company creating quality, innovative entertainment across Australia and internationally. We are progressive, inspired creators producing films, television, cutting edge scripted digital content, and narrative driven virtual reality.
We develop our own projects from concept, and we also welcome collaboration with emerging talent. It is our mandate to foster and support the next generation of Australian storytellers and production specialists.
Cobbstar Productions is emerging as a leader in the digital content space with its flagship series THE HORIZON achieving astounding notoriety both here and around the world.
Cobbstar is very excited to have been awarded the City of Sydney Cultural Grant for occupancy of the former Metro Screen space in November 2016. We are home to a diverse, yet like minded group of content creators, and a growing hub for acting classes, voice classes, writing and film business workshops and more.
BRIAN COBB - Creative Producer
With over 17 years experience in the industry, Brian graduated from The Australian Academy Of Dramatic Arts in 2003 and went on to teach drama there for 4 years. After producing a number of theatrical plays in Sydney and around Australia, Brian’s love of stage evolved into an all-consuming passion for the big, small and even smaller screen.
Graduating from the AFTRS Producing and Screen Business course in 2011, Brian’s two short films THE LAST MATCH and THE ADVISER were selected as part of the Cannes Film Festival's 'Cinemas Des Antipodes’ in 2012 and 2013 respectively.
In 2013 he was selected by Screen Producers Australia for their 'Ones To Watch' program, and in December 2014 Screen Australia selected Brian in their early talent identification program, ‘Enterprise People’.
Brian produces THE HORIZON digital series. Created by Boaz Stark it is Australia's most successful online drama and the most watched gay digital series in the world. With 7 seasons released, this incredible viral success has amassed over 50 million views globally, and has been nominated and won many festival awards for Acting, Writing, Directing and Best Series.
In July 2015, Screen Australia granted Brian funds to produce a one-hour HORIZON TV special. Based on the digital series, it attracted the signature of award winning film writer/director Stephan Elliott, the man behind iconic film Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.
In January 2016, Brian produced his first feature film titled INDIGO LAKE slated for theatrical release in April 2017.
JONNY PETERS - Creative Director
Jonny is a VR / AR Producer and Director. He has been producing interactive drama formats and platforms for over 15 years in Sydney, London, Los Angeles, Barcelona and Bangkok.
Initially qualifying with a Bachelor of Economics, Jonny then completed a Graduate Diploma in Directing at AFTRS, followed by a Masters in Transmedia & Virtual Worlds in 2011. Jonny has been at the forefront of innovative technology driven storytelling since 1998.
Jonny is currently working on two core VR projects, developing more and fostering new talent in this innovative medium. He is a leader in this unique format and is pioneering the shift towards narrative storytelling in VR.
His first key project, the Dream Channel, is a drama series where game meets film - a 'choose your own adventure' VR series that takes place inside a virtual world called 'The Dream Channel'. Audiences explore an augmented 'fantasy city' of Amsterdam and discover live action scenes in any order they choose.
The other is Myths & Legends VR, a Game of Thrones style VR series where audiences assume the role of intergalactic time travelers, re-visiting and uncovering the truth about myths and legends, and reporting back to a central trading post. See below for an insight into the ‘making of’ Medusa, currently in post production and with imminent release.
For Jonny’s full bio please go to https://au.linkedin.com/in/dreamchannel