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.

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Episode 1
The Halloween Horror Story
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.

Little Lunch (specials): 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 anymore. 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.

Awards

2017 AACTA Awards
Winner - Best Children's Television Series

2017 Chicago International Children's Film Festival (USA)
Professional Jury: First Prize - Best Live Action Television Production

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