Autism Spectrum

italk studios worked with Positive Partnerships, an Australian Government initiative that supports school-aged children on the autism spectrum, to develop a short animation video series. Finding out about Kevin introduces you to a family that learns their child is on the spectrum. Understanding Kevin explores the family’s journey in embracing the diagnosis and working with the school in the use … Read More

I’m a Ninja, Meningococcal!

Meningococcal. Me-ning-o-coc-cal. A five syllable word! Very hard for anyone to say, especially when English isn’t your first language. So what do you do for a story about Meningococcal? Sounds like Ninja!! I’m a Ninja, I’m a Ninja.. Coccal! I can kill ya real quick. No one wants this fella paying them a visit! Aimed at young people living in … Read More

Listening With A Pitjantjatjara Accent

I cannot start this writing in the middle as I cannot start at the end. I am writing in English, so I will start at the beginning because that’s where we start things. In the beginning of this story, I was sitting with Kumanjayi Baker at the Centre for Aboriginal Studies in Music, Elder Conservatorium, Adelaide University. It was just … Read More

Learning How Not To Think

Often people ask me how italk Studios started. I believe it started when I was about five years old. The very first day of school my mother put my new glasses on my head and said ‘Don’t forget your glasses.’ I had not forgotten my glasses. I hated my glasses!   As soon as I left the house and walked around … Read More

Magic Wednesday

I have a magic moment every week; Magic Wednesday. Every Wednesday is Magic Wednesday. It has been for years. On Magic Wednesday I tell myself that I can do whatever I want. From the outside, the day may look like any other. I still work, shop, cook and juggle the stuff of life, but Magic Wednesday always feels different. I think … Read More

Tis the season!

We’re taking a wee break to recharge from Monday 20th December to Sunday 2nd January.  The italk Studios team wishes you and your loved ones a joyous holiday season and a splendid New Year. Farewell 2021. Look forward to seeing you in 2022 like a lizard with a full belly, relaxing in the sun!  Image: Santa’s Beardie! by Pierre Bamin

Parents under Pressure

Children need to feel safe and loved by those around them. Parents, family and community can make this happen. But sometimes things get in the way when parents feel under pressure. Sometimes adults forget their children need to be noticed.  Family arguments can leave people feeling angry and upset. This can leave children feeling unsafe and alone, even though their … Read More

A Picture of Health!

Communicating health information to people with low literacy or people for whom English is a second language (ESL) is a considerable barrier to providing good healthcare to patients. However, animation can help! In 2004, researchers at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Centre El Paso conducted a study on the effectiveness of animated cartoons in conveying information about polio vaccines.  … Read More

Looking back at 2019 & blasting off into 2020

2019 is almost gone! Here’s a look back at the productions we’ve completed in the last year: Trachoma: Trachoma is a bacterial eye infection. We produced this story with the Northern Territory Department of Health. It’s been translated into six Indigenous languages! Amity Resources: As part of Amity Community Services Inc’s Health Promotion Activity to reduce harms associated with gambling … Read More