The Rubbish World of Dave Spud

Year : 2024
Winning Category : Best Children's Series

Winner - British Animation Awards 2024

The misadventures of underdog Dave Spud and his family. They embark on some extraordinary expeditions along with the likes of Gareth the Starfish and one eyed flea ridden Fuzzypeg the dog.

The series intention of the UK produced ‘The Rubbish World of Dave Spud’ is to be very funny whilst embracing all, treat everyone equally, and to find the magic in the ordinary.

We chose to put forward ‘Moonbreaker’ written by Madeleine Brettingham, as we feel this episode hits the primary aim of being very funny, and whilst the story goes pretty ‘out there’, it starts in the much more familiar territory of glue sticks and scuppered plans!

At the story’s core, is the relationship between Gran and grandson Dave, hinting at one of the sacrifices Gran made to have her family. Gran gives up the chance of a big firework send-off to celebrate her big dream of traveling around the world on a cruise, because she was very pregnant with Dave’s mum, Betty. Grandson Dave, aware that this decision in turn led to him and his family, looking at the same firework, suggests that their family is certainly worth celebrating now instead.

Creator & Director: Edward Foster
Writers: Madeleine Brettingham, Myles McLeod, Dave Ingham, Beth Hughes, Hannah George, James Moran, Mariama Ives-Moiba, Morgan Bailey, Ciaran Murtagh, Andrew Barnett Jones
Producer: Iain Harvey
Key Cast: Johnny Vegas, Jane Horrocks, Gina Yashere, Lisa Hammond, Philip Glenister, Akyia Henry, Arthur Smith, Adam Gillen, David Holt, Inel Tomlinson
Script Editor: Vicky Godding
Storyboard Director: Bethan Hughes
Art Director: Sue Tong
Assistant Art Director: Lauren Orrells
Designer: Jessica Wong
Junior Designer: Katie Yang
Animation: Cloth Cat
Editor: Will Winfield
Assistant Editor: Flora Martyr
Music: Basement Jaxx
Executive Producer: Nick Harvey, Jon Rennie
Production Manager: Aimee Inglis
Production Coordinator:  Hodan Abdi

Awarded prize artwork by Derek Hayes