Chandon Pictures is an Australian comedy television series that premiered on Movie Extra on 10 November 2007 and ended on 7 May 2009.

Chandon Pictures
Created byRob Carlton
Directed byRob Carlton & Alex Weinress
StarringRob Carlton
Josh Lawson
Darren Gilshenan
Rebecca Massey
Country of originAustralia
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes16
Producer(s)Rob Carlton
Production location(s)Melbourne & Sydney, Australia
Running time25 Minutes
Original networkMovie Extra
Original release10 November 2007 –
7 May 2009
External links

The series featured sixteen episodes and was a spin-off from a Tropfest short film produced by Rob Carlton and Alex Weinress. It followed the misadventures of a struggling video production company called 'Chandon Pictures.'[1]Rob Carlton, who plays the main character, is the younger cousin of Brian Carlton, The Spoonman talkback host on the Austereo Triple M network. This was revealed when The Spoonman interviewed Rob.

On 10 July 2008, it was announced that the series had won a second season and it had sold format rights to its distributor Lionsgate.[2]

The first season premiered in the UK on Dave on 19 February 2009 in a 10pm slot. It was also aired in the US on the Sundance Channel.

Regular castEdit

Guest castEdit


Season 1 (2007)Edit

# Title[3] Director(s)[3] Writer(s)[3] Original Air Date[3]
1"Cousins"Rob Carlton & Alex WeinressRob Carlton10 November 2007 (2007-11-10)
2"Back To School"Rob Carlton & Alex WeinressRob Carlton17 November 2007 (2007-11-17)
3"Bevan's Heaven"Rob Carlton & Alex WeinressRob Carlton24 November 2007 (2007-11-24)
4"Champion Charles"Rob Carlton & Alex WeinressRob Carlton1 December 2007 (2007-12-01)
5"Private Dick"Rob Carlton & Alex WeinressRob Carlton8 December 2007 (2007-12-08)
6"Death Wish"Rob Carlton & Alex WeinressRob Carlton15 December 2007 (2007-12-15)
7"White Ants"Rob Carlton & Alex WeinressRob Carlton22 December 2007 (2007-12-22)
8"Hollywood"Rob Carlton & Alex WeinressRob Carlton29 December 2007 (2007-12-29)

Season 2 (2009)Edit

# Title Director(s)[A] Writer(s)[B] Original Air Date
9"The Lifestyle"Rob Carlton & Alex WeinressRob Carlton19 March 2009 (2009-03-19)
10"Run Bitch Run"Rob Carlton & Alex WeinressRob Carlton26 March 2009 (2009-03-26)
11"Not a Pyramid"Rob Carlton & Alex WeinressRob Carlton2 April 2009 (2009-04-02)
12"The Man with the Dancing Fingers"Rob Carlton & Alex WeinressRob Carlton9 April 2009 (2009-04-09)
13"She's 22"Rob Carlton & Alex WeinressRob Carlton16 April 2009 (2009-04-16)
14"Pack"Rob Carlton & Alex WeinressRob Carlton23 April 2009 (2009-04-23)
15"Script is Written"Rob Carlton & Alex WeinressRob Carlton30 April 2009 (2009-04-30)
16"Rock$tar"Rob Carlton & Alex WeinressRob Carlton7 May 2009 (2009-05-07)

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Recipients and nominees Result
2008 ASTRA Awards Most Outstanding Drama Chandon Pictures Nominated
Australian Film Institute Best Performance in a Television Comedy Rob Carlton Nominated
Best Television Comedy Series Chandon Pictures Nominated
Australian Writers' Guild Comedy - Situation or Narrative Rob Carlton (Episode 1: "Cousins") Nominated
Rob Carlton (Episode 2: "Return of the Titan") Nominated
Rob Carlton (Episode 6: "Death Wish") Won
2009 Australian Film Institute Best Television Comedy Series Chandon Pictures Nominated
Australian Writers' Guild Comedy - Situation or Narrative Rob Carlton (Episode 7: "A Script is Written") Nominated
2010 Logie Awards Most Outstanding Light Entertainment Program Chandon Pictures Nominated
  • A ^ Directors - Rob Carlton & Alex Weinress
  • B ^ Writer - Rob Carlton


  1. ^ Newsome, Brad (10 November 2007). "Chandon Pictures review". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 13 November 2007.
  2. ^ Knox, David (10 July 2008). "More Pictures for Chandon comedy". Retrieved 11 July 2008.
  3. ^ a b c d "Chandon Pictures: episode guide". Australian Television Information Archive. Retrieved 15 March 2009.

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