Gristmill Productions are filming two Little Lunch specials in Melbourne this week, set to play on ABC3 for Halloween and Christmas.
Returning characters include Rory (Flynn Curry), Atticus (Joshua Sitch), Battie (Oisin O’Leary), Melanie (Madison Lu), Debra-Jo (Faith Seci), Tamara (Olivia Deeble) and Mrs Gonsha (Heidi Arena).
Again based on books by Danny Katz and Mitch Vane, these are written by Robyn Butler, who will also make her directorial debut. Tim Bartley also directs.
“We missed the kids, we missed the school, but mostly we missed the cheese sticks. It will be great to be reunited with all of them,” said producers Robyn Butler & Wayne Hope.
ABC TV Director of Television, Richard Finlayson says “Little Lunch is back – and bigger than ever! One of ABC3 and iview’s most successful Australian children’s shows returns in two bumper episodes this Halloween and Christmas. We can’t wait to see Rory, Atticus, Battie, Melanie, Debra-Jo and Tamara once again mesmerise our primary school audience and their families with their wonderful insights and observations.”
Production Credit: A Gristmill Production in association with ABC3, Australian Children’s Television Foundation, Screen Australia and Film Victoria. Produced by Robyn Butler and Wayne Hope. Executive Producers Robyn Butler, Wayne Hope and Geoff Porz. ACTF Executive Producer Bernadette O’Mahony. ABC Executive Producer Chris Rose.