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Robyn Butler and Wayne Hope series Little Lunch returns to St Kilda Primary

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Little Lunch.

Filming is underway in Melbourne on comedy series Little Lunch, with specials filmed at St Kilda Primary School yesterday.

Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley met the cast and crew and toured the set with series creators Robyn Butler and Wayne Hope of Gristmill, the production company behind the series.

The creative and life partners have a long list of credits, including The Librarians, Upper Middle Bogan, Very Small Business, and 2015 feature Now Add Honey.

The specials are backed by Film Victoria and will air on ABC3 and iView later this year.

The original 26 episode series, .based on the popular books written by Victorian author Danny Katz and illustrated by Mitch Vane, premiered on ABC3 in July 2015 and has since sold to Canada and Hong Kong and to Netflix in the USA, UK and Ireland.

Foley called the show a .great example of Victorian creativity with universal appeal
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Robyn Butler and Wayne Hope's series Little Lunch returns to St Kilda Primary

  • IF.com.au
Little Lunch.

Filming is underway in Melbourne on comedy series Little Lunch, with specials filmed at St Kilda Primary School yesterday.

Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley met the cast and crew and toured the set with series creators Robyn Butler and Wayne Hope of Gristmill, the production company behind the series.

The creative and life partners have a long list of credits, including The Librarians, Upper Middle Bogan, Very Small Business, and 2015 feature Now Add Honey.

The specials are backed by Film Victoria and will air on ABC3 and iView later this year.

The original 26 episode series, .based on the popular books written by Victorian author Danny Katz and illustrated by Mitch Vane, premiered on ABC3 in July 2015 and has since sold to Canada and Hong Kong and to Netflix in the USA, UK and Ireland.

Foley called the show a .great example of Victorian creativity with universal appeal
See full article at IF.com.au »

Tomorrow When the War Began bows April 23 on ABC3, debuts trailer

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Tomorrow When the War Began, the series based on John Marsden's novels, premieres April 23 at 7:30pm on ABC3.

The six-part adventure series tells the story of a group of young Australian friends on the run from a foreign invasion force.

The unsuspecting Australian military is quickly overwhelmed and none of Australia.s allies are willing to risk possible nuclear war to come to our aid.

Veterans Sibylla Budd, Deborah Mailman, James Stewart and Alison Bell are joined by relative newcomers Molly Daniels, Narek Arman, Jon Prasida, Madeleine Clunies-Ross, Madeleine Madden, Andrew Creer, Fantine Banulski and Keith Purcell.

Daniels plays Ellie, the heroine of the books. The young actor starred in two seasons of ABC3's You're Skitting Me, as well as Very Small Business, Party Tricks and The Librarians.

An Ambience Entertainment Production in association with ABC3, Screen Australia and FilmVictoria, the show is produced by Michael Boughen
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Husband, wife have a smashing time in Now Add Honey

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Directing his first feature film, Now Add Honey, Wayne Hope staged a scene in Melbourne on Tuesday in which a character played by his wife Robyn Butler gets so angry she smashes a windscreen.

100 Bloody Acres actor Angus Sampson was on the other side of the windscreen. The glass duly shattered, nobody got hurt and Hope got the shots he wanted.

Asked if anyone was concerned about how his wife would handle the scene, Hope told If, .I wasn.t worried, but other people were.. That.s the kind of easy rapport you would expect between the husband and wife who collaborated on the ABC-tv series The Librarians and Very Small Business.

Butler wrote the screenplay for Now Add Honey, which stars Lucy Fry (who.ll be seen in the upcoming Hollywood film Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters), Portia de Rossi, Hamish Blake, Sampson, Ben Lawson and Lucy Durack.

Fry plays Honey Halloway,
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Now Add Honey rolls in Melbourne

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Portia de Rossi, Lucy Fry, Robyn Butler, Hamish Blake and Erik Thomson head the cast of feature comedy Now Add Honey, which started shooting in Melbourne today.

It.s the first feature film from Gristmill, producers of ABC- TV.s The Librarians, Very Small Business and Upper Middle Bogan.

Wayne Hope makes his film directing debut. His wife Robyn Butler wrote the script and is producing with Hope and Louisa Kors, as well as playing one of the leads.

Vampire Academy.s Lucy Fry plays Honey Halloway, a Hollywood teen star who returns home to Australia for a short trip and finds her life crumbling into chaos when her mother (de Rossi) is suddenly sent away. Honey is forced to stay with her aunt Caroline (Butler) in the suburbs of Melbourne, and. discovers her family is not so normal at all.

The cast also includes 100 Bloody Acres. Angus Sampson, Ben Lawson,
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Yvonne Strahovski, Peter Dinklage and Brendan Cowell for "I Love You Too"

Yvonne Strahovski, the Australian actress known for her role in NBC's comedy "Chuck," will join Brendan Cowell ("Noise") as well as Peter Dinklage in "I Love You Too."   The film marks the debut of Laura Waters and Yael Bergman's Princess Pictures as well as newbie writer Peter Helliar.   Brendan Cowell stars as a man scared of commitment and Peter Dinklage apparently as a gifted New Ager with both men striving to win the women of their dreams.   Filming began on Monday in Melbourne. Daina Reid ("City Homicide," "Very Small Business") is directing the film.
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