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February 16th 2024
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Eddie’s Lil’ Homies team turns out to celebrate the series ahead of today’s premiere

L-R: Director Arthur Moody, Producer Eddie Betts, Co-Director Luke Jurevicius, Producer Sophie Byrne, Writer Ray Boseley, Debra Richards from Netflix and Marissa McDowell, NITV

Friends and family of the team behind Eddie’s Lil’ Homies braved the heat to attend a special advance screening of the animated children’s series, which premieres today on Netflix and NITV.  

More than 200 people packed the cinema at Melbourne’s ACMI to watch three episodes of the series, which is inspired by the children’s books by AFL great Eddie Betts.

Children and adults alike were delighted by the series, laughing throughout and cheering at the end of each episode, then challenging their friends to games of rock paper scissors.

Eddie’s Lil’ Homies follows Eddie and his ragtag group of friends on their playground adventures as they navigate the fun and challenges of friendship. Outside of home and away from school, their friends are family and the playground is their universe. It’s a world of competition, imagination and fantasy, where anything and everything is possible, where imaginary friends can be real, games of rock paper scissors can take on stupendous importance, and kindness, empathy and a good rap can help put anything right.

Eddie’s Lil’ Homies is the first co-commission between Netflix and NITV. The Australian Children’s Television Foundation provided support throughout its development and major production investment to take the series to production. The series is produced by Oscar-winner Sophie Byrne (The Lost Thing, Scarygirl) of Highly Spirited, and Eddie Betts and Anna Scullie of Betts Promotions, along with Executive/Story Producer Mark O’Toole (Black Comedy).

The 10-part comedy series features the voices of Hunter Page-Lochard (Cleverman, The Newsreader, Barons) as Eddie, Miah Madden (Bali 2002, The Clearing, The Bureau of Magical Things) as Lottie, Andrew Dang as Tal and Billy Betts (Eddie Betts’ eight-year-old son) as Junior. 

Additional cast members include Leela Varghese (A Beginner’s Guide to Grief, Totally Wild) as Shanti, James Smith as Lachie and Crystal Nguyen (Erotic Stories) as Decks. 

Eddie’s Lil’ Homies premieres on NITV and Netflix in Australia today.

It will also be available to stream on SBS On Demand, captioned in English with subtitles in Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Arabic, Vietnamese and Korean, with audio description available.  

 

Eddie’s Lil’ Homies is the first co-commission between Netflix and NITV, with major production investment from the Australian Children’s Television Foundation (ACTF). The series is produced by Betts Promotions and Highly Spirited. Executive Produced by Bernadette O’Mahony, and Mark O’Toole who also Story Produced. Animation director Arthur Moody, co-director Luke Jurevicius with animation services provided by Vishus Productions and postproduction services provided by Artisan Post Group. Eddie’s Lil’ Homies was produced in South Australia and financed with the assistance of South Australian Film Corporation. The series is distributed by the ACTF.

Elh Screening 1 870x489pxProducers Anna Scullie and Eddie Betts with their family, including voice actor Billy Betts (centre)

Elh Screening 5 870x489pxDirector Arthur Moody, voice actors Andrew Dang and Leela Varghese and Co-Director Luke Jurevicius

Eddieslilbuddies Jacintakeefephotography-22 870x489pxExecutive & Story Producer Mark O’Toole and Producer Sophie Byrne

Elh Screening 4 870x489pxProducer Eddie Betts with ACTF Board Member Sally Scales and son Walter

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Elh Screening 2 870x489pxEddie and Billy Betts with emcee Natalie Ahmat 

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