Grace is a global independent film and television development and production outfit led by filmmaker and multi-hyphenate Josh Wakely. Grace’s output is distinguished by innovation and imaginative creative and business partnerships, combined to cultivate transformative storytelling.
Based in Australia and the US, Grace is committed to producing intelligent, elevated, talent driven film and television projects for a worldwide audience.
Grace has a subsidiary music label, Melodia, created as a joint venture with Universal Music Group’s Republic Records.
Grace: A Storytelling Company is a leading film, television and creative technologies enterprise led by writer, director and entrepreneur Josh Wakely. The company, based in Sydney and Los Angeles, produces a broad range of music-centric projects for worldwide audiences, and is currently in production and development on a multitude of original endeavors. Grace has secured the exclusive rights to three of the world’s most revered music publishing catalogues – The Beatles, Motown and Bob Dylan – and is producing separate series based on the songs, stories and characters found within each of them.
The company’s first two seasons of Beat Bugs, an animated series for children and families based on the Northern Songs catalog of John Lennon and Paul McCartney compositions, airs in more than 190 countries via Netflix (Channel 7 in Australia). Beat Bugs has been honored with a host of awards, including an AACTA (Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts) Award for Best Children’s Television Series, and an Australian Writers’ Guild AWGIE for best writing in an animation for Wakely’s own episode ‘Yellow Submarine.’ The series has been nominated for 5 Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Writing in a Preschool Animated Program and Outstanding Directing in a Preschool Animated Program for Wakely himself. Some of the world’s most popular and acclaimed artists have recorded Beatles’ compositions exclusively for Beat Bugs, including P!nk, Sia, Rod Stewart, Eddie Vedder and Robbie Williams.