Going Vego

Chris Burke

Animation • Comedy

A recently-divorced middle-aged Onion and his newly-out corporate-Carrot sister, try to rediscover their zest for life in Sydney’s alt-culture hub - Newtown.


Set in Newtown, where anthropomorphic vegetables fire-twirl, party and frequent anarchist bookstores, Going Vego pays homage to some of Australia’s most diverse alternative subcultures. Activists, artists, hipsters, ravers, squatters, punks, goths, groupies, foodies, hippies, yogis, DJ’s, metal heads, pot heads, body-modifiers, lesbians, fashionistas and cross-dressers are just some of the …

About Chris Burke

Christopher is an accomplished young writer and screenwriting teacher. He has worked as a Script Coordinator, Script Editor and Writer for Aussie shows like Here Come the Habibs (2016), Wonderland (2013-14), Home and Away (2011-15), and SLiDE (2009-10). Christopher has written several award-winning short films, including the romantic comedy Worm which was officially selected for the HollyShorts Film Festival (2013), the Orlando Film Festival (2013), WOW Film Festival (2014), and Flickerfest (2014).

In 2015, Christopher’s co-created comedy series, CatGod, won the AWG’s multiplatform storytelling competition, Platform X. In 2016, CatGod became the first NSW recipient of development funding from the AWG talent incubator, Scripted Ink. In 2016, Christopher co-wrote a geo-locative story app called Ghosts of Biloela, which was funded by the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust for Cockatoo Island. In 2017, Christopher received an AWGIE award in the interactive category for Ghosts of Biloela. In 2017, Christopher’s animated comedy short ‘Going Vego’ reached the final 16 of Tropfest 25, and his script was nominated for a 2017 AWGIE award in the short form category.

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