RFDS – Flick Us a Flynn

“We are delighted to partner with Rio Tinto to raise awareness about the Royal Flying Doctor Service and encourage public donations to keep our vital service in the air through this unique mobile experience.”


The Australian $20 note is already a beautifully illustrated design, growing our world from this design style and colour palette was a logical step.

John Flynn is cleverly built in 3D but we replicated the vintage lithograph style of the note. The modern Life Flight Jet is rendered in shiny and slick 3D to add contrast between the old and the new.

lithographs… in 3D


We partnered with Marcel Sydney for Rio Tinto’s cause campaign for the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS). And the money speaks for itself!

You’ve probably never paid attention to the face on the $20 note. It belongs to Reverend John Flynn, founder of the RFDS. We helped Marcel Sydney to “bring him to life” with a mobile experience that uses new AR technology. Scan the $20, and Reverend Flynn will tell you about the history and the future of one of Australia’s most beloved, and most essential, organisations.

Keep Flynn Flying


Mighty Nice are excited to bring the $20 note featuring John Flynn to life through AR to present the latest jet fleet for the Australian Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS). The RFDS have an incredible heritage, and John Flynn is one of the most recognised faces in Australia. He’s on the $20 note mate!

Using pioneering AR technology through a browser, anyone can simply scan the $20 to discover that the history and the future of one of the most beloved Australian organisations has always been in your hands.

Visit on your mobile phone and scan a $20 note for the full experience.

  • Director
    Simon Robson
  • Creative Director
    Darren Price
  • Design
    Bonnie Forsyth
  • Model & Surface
    Greg Petchkovsky, Billy Harrison, Trent Rogan
  • Rig
    Tessa Eden
  • Animation
    Duncan MacLaren, Chris Breeze
  • Composite
    Supriya Bhonsle
  • Technical director
    Trent Rogan
  • Head of studio
    Jeremy Howdin
  • Senior producer
    Tina Braham
  • Junior producer
    Diana Angelius