Hazel Edwards

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There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake Adapted to Film


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.

View the Trailer here

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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Private online mentoring 'Complete Your Book in a Year' 

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Jan 12th   ZOOM U3A Nunawading Summer School 'Complete Your Book in a Year


14th-20th Society of Women Writers Vic  Book here. 'For the Love of Writing' Festival 

Feb 16th ZOOM  'Role of New Media'

Feb 20th  12.15  ZOOM with Suzanne Gervay 'The Two of Us: Collaborating' 


May 4th 6pm Rivoli Camberwell  Dymocks 21st celebration  Book

May  7th  Photo shoot  Seven Steps.


Children's Book Week ' Hijabi Girl the Musical' launch in Brisbane.