For outstanding international success across all creative industries including music and performing arts, film, television and radio, software and interactive content such as VR and AR, writing, publishing and print media, architecture and design and visual arts, and digital games.

17 Oct 2022

Catch the Sun Communications (Ngunnawal, ACT)

Catch the Sun Communications, ACT 

Catch the Sun Communications (CTS) is a virtual freelance communications agency. It provides copywriting, editing and proofreading to clients around the world, around the clock.

CTS clients include UK-based advertising and marketing companies working on fast-turnaround accounts with immovable deadlines. The CTS business model optimises client production and delivery timetables, using the time zone differences between Europe and Australia to its advantage. Its Australian-based freelancers export their services to European clients 'overnight' during the Australian day, buying them extra time while they sleep without eating into allocated production hours.

CTS is focused on expanding its global database of clients and keeping its growing freelancer team regularly employed.

Flying Bark Productions (Eora, NSW)

Flying Bark Production 

Flying Bark Productions has been a prolific independent producer of family animated entertainment for more than 50 years. With studios in Sydney and Los Angeles, the company operates as a full-service 2D and 3D production facility. It produces award-winning original independent feature films and series. It also provides world-class animation services for global clients.

A company driven by creators, as one of the largest studios in Australia Flying Bark exceeds 400 artists across its Sydney and Los Angeles studios. With a strong focus on artist development, Flying Bark has planned expansions across both its locations to align with the global demand for its world-class animation.

Kirrikin (Whadjuk, WA)


Kirrikin is a 100% Aboriginal-owned social enterprise. The fashion label digitally prints authentic Aboriginal art onto luxury fabrics, transforming them into high-quality clothing and accessories.

Kirrikin is working to create sustainable incomes for Aboriginal artists. The brand elevates its partner artists, gives them pride in their practice and a share in the profit. Income from these sales allows artists to stay on Country and continue to practice their culture in traditional ways.

Kirrikin has shown its collections on runways across the globe. Current export markets include the US, Canada, Japan, Singapore, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Chile, the UAE, the UK and countries across Europe.

Native Tongue Music Publishing (Wurundjeri, VIC)

Native Tongue Music Publishing 

Native Tongue Music Publishing takes Australasian song-writing talent to the world.

This rapidly growing independent music publisher signs local talent and represents their intellectual property rights in international markets. It maintains a strong global network of likeminded creative music companies. It also licenses music for globally distributed film, television and advertising.

Native Tongue’s successful export pathways are reliant on its commitment understanding the cultural nuances of different music markets. By working this way, the company has become a trusted international player with prestigious opportunities and high-charting international artists. Native Tongue currently exports into almost every market with a specific focus on Japan, Korea and the US.

Next Level Racing (Bundjalung, QLD)

Next Level Racing 

Next Level Racing designs premium products for racing and flight simulation. Its experiences are enjoyed by home users, professional race car drivers and pilots in training across more than 50 countries.

Next Level Racing products are stocked and sold at hundreds of major retailers around the globe. The company’s main export markets include North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.

Global partnerships with motorsports, aviation and esports companies have led to increased brand awareness and a growing global customer base. The company is currently expanding into the flight simulation market with commercial and military flight cockpits and into new export markets including Africa.

ODD Games (Kaurna, SA)

ODD Games 

With #1 ranked video games across a range of gaming platforms, ODD Games has expanded its customer base to tens of millions of people globally. ODD Games customers are primarily based in the US, Canada, Indonesia, Mexico, India, Thailand and Brazil.

Video games developer ODD Games specialises in leading original mud and dirt racing IP. The Adelaide-based company’s video games are ranked first across a range of platforms and consoles, and are played by tens of millions of people around the world. 

ODD Games excel in the racing genre due to its  tech-rich game features. Gamers can experience real-time physics-based cause and effect simulations with water, mud and damage systems in an immersive 3D environment.

Smitten Merino (Nipaluna, TAS)

Smitten Merino 

Smitten Merino designs and creates lifestyle clothing and sleepwear from Australian superfine merino wool. The designs focus on classic styles in a seasonal colour palette suitable for all ages and body shapes. Smitten’s original designs are machine washable, long-lasting, carbon-neutral and from a sustainable source.

Merino wool is a natural and renewable Australian product. Smitten Merino clothing is naturally thermo-regulating, odour-resistant and crushproof, making it a highly exportable product suitable to wear all year round in all climates.

Smitten Merino products are 100% designed and manufactured in Tasmania. The company currently exports to the US, New Zealand, UK, Canada, and countries in Northern Europe.


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