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Hug The Sun

July 10, 2021 10:00 am

Special Events | 2021 | Australia | 47min | Directed by Aaron McCann

Part of Westralia Day At The Backlot.

6 part webseries.

The Children’s TV show Hug the Sun ran between 1989-1991. It was designed to teach Australian kids about the teaching of Oxtos (an esoteric, fringe religion that worshipped the great sun god). However, on 23 February 1991, the show disappeared from the airwaves… until now.

Hug the Sun was filmed between Perth and Melbourne by a small, enthusiastic crew that created puppets, animations, magic tricks, songs, stand up and a kids variety show filled with familiar faces and a few fresh ones. Upon its online release, it reached #6 on Trending via Youtube and amassed hundreds of thousands of unique views across multiple platforms.

The series stars local Perthonalities Andrea Gibbs, Bonnie Davies, Ben Sutton, Sean Conway, Magnus ‘Danger’ Magnus and many more along with the Melbourne based creators and stars Xavier Michelides and Ben Russell and guest-starring Aunty Donna.

Get Ready To Believe!


July 10, 2021
10:00 am
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The Backlot
21 Simpson St
West Perth, WA 6005 Australia
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