Mini Studios is a production and development company based in Melbourne Australia. We actively seek out scripts and concepts, and work closely with writers and creators to develop innovative, compelling and commercially successful content across all platforms and distribution channels.

Combining the strengths of Steve Kearney’s extensive career in TV and Film both here and overseas, and the local production and post production knowledge of Leanne Tonkes, Mini Studios is passionate about telling great stories, nurturing promising writers and directors, embracing the challenge of financing and production.

Mini Studios also works with local and international co producers, executive producers and financiers who share our passion to bring our projects to the screen.

The rare combination of creative talent, business acumen and production and post production experience and skills, makes Mini Studios a strong and attractive home for Australian stories and talent.

Since 2004 the team has developed a number of feature, television, and cross platform projects.  Mini Studios developed the award winning animated series Rob the Robot with Canadian Animation house Amberwood Animation.  26 x half hour episodes have been commissioned by Canada’s TVOntario and the series has earned two Gemini Nominations.  The show has also been picked up by NRK in Norway, EBS in Korea, Tiji in France, SVT in Sweden, Al Jazeera Children’s Channel in the Middle East, and Televix Entertainment in Latin America as well as having screened locally on ABC TV.

Mini Studios has two feature films planned for production in 2013 - Bad Girl & My Mistress.



Mini Studios is proudly supported by Film Victoria & Screen Australia.


T: +61 419 592 942