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In a dystopian future where cybernetically-enhanced humans have been forced underground, a young girl and her street-modding grandfather find sanctuary performing back-alley crime with a gang of “Modded” youth and their mysterious leader.

Origins of the Laoich

When a teenage girl from San Francisco returns with her family to her childhood home in the remote Scottish Highlands, it opens a doorway to the Otherworld unleashing creatures from Scottish folklore. Together with her brother, new friends and an ancient spirit Effie Dywer must face the mythical creatures while struggling to find a sense of belonging in her new life as her small town’s Champion.


Dragon Force

Three best friends become three best heroes when they discover magical dragon rings. They’d be the coolest kids in school, if only people knew their secret! But the discovery has unleashed an ancient power – a toxic waste seeping into the underbelly of the city, creating hundreds of monsters intent on resurrecting the ancient Swamp Lord. They are now living in a monster city! Burdened by these new responsibilities, they make a vow to always be kids, no matter what adventures await.

Running Mantis

we make mischief.

about Us

Running Mantis Entertainment is a production company founded in Brisbane, Australia by producing team Liz Tomkins and Judd Tilyard. It specialises in children and family entertainment, developing a slate of quirky and progressive animated and feature content for international audiences.


Public Domain 


Dragon Force 



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444 Upper Roma Street, Brisbane City QLD 4000 

Currently Running Mantis does not accept unsolicited scripts, treatments or ideas.