M is for magic. M is for mystery. M is for Maude.
When misfit pre-teen Maude is moved to a seaside town with her dad’s new family, she finds unwelcoming locals, vicious seagulls, and parental neglect. So far, so standard… until Maude also discovers a rag-tag group of weird friends, bizarre goings-on, strange folkloric entities, and a town even weirder than she is…
As the series progresses, Maude, and her new friends experience the trials and tribulations of growing up, coping with crazy parents and living in a town beset by mythological creatures (although none of them seem as strange as the adult world). All the while the mystery of Dampsgate and why it seems to be getting weirder deepens…
Snafu Pictures was formed by Dan Dixon and Paul Schleicher in 2020 to develop a broad range of animated content, with its first series ‘Bad Dinosaurs’ due to air on Netflix in early 2024. Before setting up Snafu, Dan and Paul worked extensively for some of the UK’s most innovative animation and VFX companies. Dan has independently produced multi award winning shorts.
Nathaniel is a two-time BAFTA winning comedy writer-performer and producer. He has often written for children: he wrote on the first series of Gigglebiz, CBeebies’ groundbreaking sketch show - the first in the world for preschool children. He also wrote for ‘Dick And Dom’s Funny Business’, ‘The Slammer’, ‘Smile’, ‘XChange’ and a half-hour sitcom ‘Class’, all for CBBC.