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Screen Queensland is pleased to announce the first recipient of the Digital Conversions initiative – Apps, by comedy team Carnival Horse productions.

Have you ever wondered what the apps in your phone might think of you, based on what you do inside them? In this short proof-of-concept sketch Facebook announces a new relationship status which sends Tinder on a desperate bid to save his own skin.

They say that the internet is the public toilet wall of our generation, and this show is what would happen if “those walls could talk”. As the series unfolds we discover the intimate links between our own psychology and the artificial intelligence that has arisen from it; in exploring this alternate dimension, we end up discovering ourselves.

“This series came about while I was working on a stand-up bit about how stupid it is to tell someone they’re beautiful when they post a heavily filtered selfe on Instagram – Surely the filter is actually the one who deserves the compliment, right?” said Creator, Lorna Bremner.

“They say that God created us in his image… well, we created apps in our image and… we’re idiots… so I gathered together a little team of idiots to bring this story to life, and here we are. ”

Watch Apps on YouTube now.


The Carnival Horse team consists of four stand-up comedians:

Lorna Bremner is a Muaythai Instructor and Videographer by day and comedian by night, recently securing a spot in the Queensland MICF RAW Comedy State Finals (postponed due to COVID-19). She is
also the creator of a podcast called Closure Optional, which has run for over 75 episodes
in 2 years, investigating the unusual world of human motivation.

Sam Bowden is a comedian, writer and actor who has performed alongside some of the
biggest names in international comedy both here and in the UK, such as Brian Posehn,
Demi Lardner and Nick Cody. He’s recently appeared on ABC’s Utopia, and his debut
solo hour enjoyed a sellout run at the Brisbane Powerhouse.

Mitchell McCutcheon is a comedian, writer and actor who has worked across Australia
and Canada with the likes of Ronny Chieng and Joel Creasy. Winner of the inaugural
‘Just Saying’ Comedy Competition in Brisbane, and National Finalist for the RAW
Comedy Competition in Melbourne where he was lauded by the creator of Chortle, Steve

Dalton Whiskey is one of the Gold Coast’s best up-and-coming talents on the comedy
scene – 2017 runner up for the QLD RAW Comedy Final, support act for names like
Doug Stanhope, working with comedians like Danny Bhoy, and Matt Okine, Dalton’s
self-deprecating, insightful and laugh-heavy brand of comedy is infectiously hilarious.
With his first hour at Bris Funny Fest 2019 a sell-out success, he’s definitely a favourite
to see.

Apps is produced by Daniel Way.