• Hosts Kayne Tremills and Kamil Ellis in 'Bushwhacked!' (NITV)Source: NITV
The kids television series ‘Bushwhacked!’ which screens on NITV and ABC3 has won the Science Award at the 2015 Chicago International Children’s Film Festival.
Karina Marlow

6 Nov 2015 - 2:12 PM  UPDATED 11 Nov 2015 - 6:21 PM

The series combines adventure, Indigenous culture and science as ABC’s Kayne Tremills and Wiradjuri actor Kamil Ellis explore Australia’s natural beauty. Each week Kamil sets Kayne a challenge to hunt for a different species of unique Australian wildlife in scenic locations that have included Uluru, Cradle Mountain and Heron Island.

The current series sees the boys journey beyond Arnhem land to join the Yolgnu mob as Kayne tries to become a Crocodile Island Ranger and travel to Tasmania to give a platypus a pregnancy test.

The director of the second series, Mark Bellamy of Mint Pictures, was chosen by the special jury to receive the award. The first series of the program also won a silver award at the 2013 Festival and was selected as a finalist in the children’s television category at the prestigious Prix Jeunesse awards in Munich.

'Bushwhacked!' has been screened in 40 countries world-wide with international viewers as far afield as Brunei and Germany.

Check out the first season of 'Bushwhacked!' with hosts Kayne and Brandon Walters, who played the iconic role of ‘Nullah’ in Baz Luhrmann’s Australia, currently screening on NITV at 8.30AM and 4.30PM on weekdays.