There's a Hippopotamus on our Roof Eating Cake will soon be on the silver screen! Pocket Bonfire Productions are adapting Hazel's book into a 15 minute short film starring Angus Sampson and Bridie Carter.
15min. Super 16mm. Release Nov 2010.
More news about the movie production and inspiration here at Rocket Hub
In collaboration with the creators of the arena spectacular Walking With Dinosaurs, Pocket Bonfire joins forces with the Creature Technology Company to produce a beguiling adaptation of the 1980 classic, There’s a Hippopotamus on our Roof Eating Cake.
The story follows rogue 9-year-old Zoe (Portia Bradley) and a shower-singing, bike-riding, cake-eating Hippopotamus. But with Zoe getting older, outlooks diverge about her best friend's residence on their roof. This live action interpretation brings a new angle to the much loved Australian story.
Portia Bradley (My Year Without Sex)
Angus Sampson (Where The Wild Things Are, Kokoda)
Bridie Carter (McLeod’s Daughters)
Terry Camilleri (Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure)
Rob Alec (Eraser Children)
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