Locals get behind award winning St Kilda film

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Locals get behind award winning St Kilda film makers new feature ‘Now add Honey‘ 

Now Add Honey posterEast St Kilda-based award winning film makers Wayne Hope and Robyn Butler couldn’t hide the smile when they saw a great big board advertising their new film up at St Kilda Primary,  The school was home to their two daughters and where they filmed their hit ABC series ‘Little Lunch’

“Our daughters are seven years apart in age which resulted in us spending 14 years straight at St Kilda Primary School. It was a fantastic experience for our whole family with all us walking away with great friendships and memories. (oh, yes, and a good education to boot),  …. ” said Wayne Hope, Director of Now Add Honey.  The makers of hit TV series Upper Middle Bogan, The Librarians, Very Small Business and Little Lunch are thrilled to see their local community getting behind them by holding fundraiser screenings for schools and community organisations.

“The Community around St Kilda Primary School has always been very focussed on putting back into the school … A fundraiser screening of our film is such a nice way of staying connected, it’s an excuse to stay around for another year!”, said Wayne Hope, Dircetor of Now add Honey.

Wayne Hope’s partner and wife Robyn Butler has written, produced and plays the lead role of ‘Caroline’ in the film.  Robyn has just recieved an AACTA nomination for ‘Best lead Actress in a Feature Film’ for her role of Caroline in the film.

The dynamic duo love being St Kilda locals and say that the inspiration for much of their writing comes from local St Kilda experiences.  They credit The Coffee Company on carlisle Street for ‘starting [our] hearts for 15 years’ and “the dog park at Alma Road is where we have dreamt up large chunks of our movie ‘Now Add Honey.’

The comedic genius of Now Add Honey cloaks a story with much bigger themes and is getting a great response from early audience screenings.  The film starring Hamish Blake, Portia de Rossi, Robyn Butler and another local,  the youngest member of the cast, Lucinda Armstrong Hall, has a national release on Nov 5 by Roadshow.

Wayne Hope and Robyn Butler are supporting local screenings of their film by doing film maker talks at the screenings


St Kilda Primary is holding a Fundraiser screening of the film on Opening Night:

Nov 5

7pm, The Jam Factory

get tickets here: Now Add Honey Trybooking


Other local schools St Kilda Park Primary and Middle Park Primary are holding screenings of the film:

Nov 15

4pm,  the Palace Dendy Brighton

for tickets: Now Add Honey Trybooking


About Now Add Honey

Now Add Honey is an uplifting, laugh-out-loud comedy about women and girls,
from the creators of the hit ABC comedy, Upper Middle Bogan. The film stars
Robyn Butler, Portia de Rossi, Hamish Blake, Lucy Fry, Angus Sampson, Erik
Thomson, Lucy Durack, Phillippa Coulthard and Lucinda Armstrong Hall.
Now Add Honey humourously tackles issues central to women and girls: self-
esteem, empowerment, emotional wellbeing, surviving dysfunctional families,
(not) ageing, and embracing the perfectly imperfect.

LLS1 PRODUCTION SHOT Robyn Butler with Battie & Debra-Jo

Robyn Butler – on the set of ‘Little Lunch’ at St Kilda Park Primary School

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