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Hot Bread

30m Comedy 2023

Hot Bread is an anthology series that spins a tapestry of life in Melbourne’s vibrant Inner North.

Spanning three stories from three emerging writer-directors, Hot Bread is an anthology series that spins a tapestry of life in Melbourne’s vibrant Inner North. The 18-part TikTok series takes viewers inside three neighbouring terrace houses to find a varied cast of characters. From lost souls looking for love to flatmates debating tsunami survival techniques, Hot Bread tells three tales interwoven with comedy and heartbreak.

Director Statement

With principal funding from Screen Australia, Hot Bread is an anthology series from three emerging directors that, like the vibrant and colourful community it portrays, hopes to foster connections and community of Melbourne based writer-directors.

Hot Bread was created by writer-director Mark Day and Lawrence Phelan with a view towards giving creatives trying to break into the film industry an opportunity to showcase their talents as well as collaborate and connect with other emerging filmmakers. Hot Bread acts as both a showcase for the talents of diverse emerging creatives and as proof of concepts for characters and stories that the creators wish to use for future projects.

The mission statement from the beginning has been to build a community through creating. We have felt that the experience of being an emerging filmmaker can often be a solitary one and we hope that with this series we can help foster a more connected scene for emerging filmmakers to take the first step on their career ladder. In future seasons we hope to bring in a new cast of exciting new voices and give them the opportunity to create, collaborate and advance their own career.

Cast

Sam Howard (Alex) , Casey Filips (Jordan) , Jesse Bouma (Peter) , Brayden Lewtas (Pollock) , Alessandra Merlo (Lali) , Nicki Paull (Rose)

Director

Harry Quinlan

Director

Matthew Wallace

Director

Mark Day

Writer

Harry Quinlan

Writer

Mark Day

Producer

Lawrence Phelan

Cinematography

Shawkat Husseini

Cinematography

Scott Pope

Cinematography

Benjamin Bellette

Language

English

Country

Australia