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Adastra Creative Ltd
Mellie began writing on many of the best known pre-school brands. She was then Head Writer/Creative Producer for Jim Henson’s ‘The Hoobs’ and Script Editor on ‘Charlie and Lola’. Mellie Buse and Jan Page set up Adastra Creative, a writer-led Indie, eight years ago. Their first commission, ‘Grandpa in my Pocket’ for Cbeebies has been nominated three times for a BAFTA and won the Welsh Bafta for Best Children’s Programme in 2010. The Grandpa Stage Show opens at The Nottingham Playhouse on 13th July. Adastra’s latest production – ‘Ha Ha Hairies’ – a Cartoonito/s4c commission, has started to roll out in the UK and across Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Among other things, Adastra is currently developing The Enormous Crocodile for Television, Little Red Things – a pre-school brand that originated in the theatre, and a stage version of Ha Ha Hairies.