Jake Duczynski and James Hackett joined forces to become Studio Gilay in 2021. They came out firing with the short adult animation series Cooked, released on many platforms such as the ABC and more new-school platforms such as TikTok. Studio Gilay’s aim is to push forward story-telling with great characters, contemporary design and original scripts. All of this is driven by a super agile, diverse, collaborative and multi-skilled team.

We collaborate with people; communities, broadcasters, organisations and companies to tell stories. We have been working on projects that educate kids, brand shows and bring campaigns to life. Plus original content that will make you laugh, cry and maybe even teach you something. Listening is a key part of our process, then we consult, research and educate ourselves to inform the brief and ultimately the work we go on to produce.

Most of all, we love what we do, and we hope that shows in our work. We always strive to find a unique way forward on every project. Amongst our team of skilled writers, directors and producers, we have talented 2D and 3D artists, that live for design and animation. We are committed to always having over a third of our staff representing a First Nations background and supporting diverse voices in our industry.

The company is co-directed and co-owned by Jake, having his talent, leadership and consultation experience, combined with James’ experience and storytelling skills, makes Studio Gilay a truely unique entity within the Australian production landscape.

But enough grown-up company talk about us, come in for a cuppa, or dial in online, let’s talk about your story.

Our Clients

A diverse suite of clients keeps us agile and on our toes.