ANU student reworks Game of Thrones opening credits for Canberra

ANU student reworks Game of Thrones opening credits for Canberra

A medical student at the Australian National University has reworked the Game of Thrones opening credits, replacing Westeros' landmarks with Canberra's.

The detailed animation includes Parliament House, Black Mountain and the Telstra Tower, passing over Woden and the Canberra Hospital, Capital Hill and "Florey".

Medical student and graphic designer Michael Li made the video to be the opening credits at the ANU med students' 2016 revue Murder She Prescribed.

Last year, he made a video for the revue with the House of Cards intro, earning him a nomination for a Canberra Area Theatre award in technical production.


Revue producer and second year medical student Jonathan Peake said the group just let Mr Li's "creativity go wild".

"He comes up with some awesome stuff, he really is an asset to our production and making it enjoyable, fun, topical and relevant," he said.

Depite the detail and apparent challenge in creating such a video, Mr Peake said they happened with a "surprisingly quick turnaround".

The annual revue pulls in medical students from across all year groups to write, direct, produce and act in an entire musical, Mr Peake, 22, said.

"Traditionally a revue is a chance for students to maybe make fun of and tell stories about life as a student," he said.

"Our revue is actually very special, we tell a story and do a musical, as opposed to most other revues [that] are skit-based."

Money raised from ticket sales is donated to charity, and this year the group raised $15,000 - up from $9000 last year, Mr Peake said.

The charity for both 2015 and 2016 was local Companion House, which assists refugees and survivors of torture and trauma. Medical students will often volunteer there, and ANU associate professor Christine Phillips is the charity's medical director.

Observant viewers might notice the odd location of "Florey".

"It's a joke," Mr Peake said. "Poking fun at the new location of the medical school being the Florey Building, near the edge of [the Acton] campus."

This year's revue was in May, but Mr Peake said they looked for sponsorship each year to help the production go ahead. People interested in sponsoring the production can contact the group at

Alexandra Back is a reporter with The Canberra Times

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