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Little Lunch (Specials)

Synopsis

The award-winning series Little Lunch is back, with two half-hour specials – 'The Halloween Horror Story' and 'The Nightmare Before Graduation'.

The Little Lunch series (26 x 12 min) is a comedy, where every episode takes place during that highly-anticipated school day break – morning snack time!

Each self-contained episode revolves around, and is told by, six diverse and distinctly identifiable children.

  • Atticus is sweet, straight, nerdy, and always hungry
  • Melanie is stubborn and morally courageous, but shy
  • Tamara is not remotely shy, and excellent at sport
  • Rory is naughty, distracted and so very likeable
  • Battie is a gentle, creative daydreamer
  • Debra-Jo is extremely smart, ambitious and organised (though some would call it bossy!)

And then there is Mrs Gonsha, their much-loved teacher, with extreme patience, a generosity of spirit and the tendency to nod off in class…

Little Lunch is an eminently relatable, universal comedy with heart for 6-12 year-olds.

To go to the series program page, click here.

Episodes

Episode 1
The Halloween Horror Story
 
No-one loves Halloween more than Atticus, so he’s delighted to be starring in the school play, written especially for Halloween. But when Atticus’ mother gets a job in Singapore, he discovers that the day of the play will be his last day of school - forever. The make-believe terror of Halloween is replaced by Atticus being genuinely petrified of leaving and starting a new life. All the children are sad to be saying goodbye to Atticus, but none more so than Rory, who is losing his best friend. The Halloween Horror Story cracks open the heart of the spooky celebration to explore, beyond a scary costume, what it is that children really fear and how they can overcome it.

Episode 2
The Nightmare Before Graduation
The countdown to Christmas and summer holidays is exciting every year, but no more so than now, when Mrs Gonsha’s class is graduating from Grade 6. Everyone is thrilled to be going to High School, even Debra-Jo, who has been having a difficult time letting go of primary school – ‘the best years of her life’. The children are feverishly immersed in their Graduation plans, but when they uncover the explosive news that Rory is unable to graduate with them, no-one is excited about leaving school any more. It’s too unthinkable to be abandoning Rory, so the children enact a plan. The Nightmare Before Graduation encapsulates the contemporary meaning and spirit of Christmas – that love, kindness and generosity can override any obstacle.

Video Clips

Little Lunch (specials): The Halloween Horror Story

Little Lunch (specials): The Nightmare Before Graduation

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Running Time
2 x 24 mins

Production Company
Gristmill

Language
English

Genre
Comedy, Live Action

Awards

2017 Japan Prize (Japan)
Winner - Primary Series: Primary (6-12)

2017 US International Film and Video Festival (USA)
Winner - Best of Festival: Entertainment

2017 US International Film and Video Festival (USA)
Winner - Gold Camera: Children's Entertainment

2017 Australian Directors Guild (ADG) Award
Robyn Butler: Esben Storm Award - Best Direction in a Children's TV or SVOD Drama

2017 TV Week Logie Award
Winner - Most Outstanding Children's Program