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Wayne Hope is an actor, writer, director and producer at Gristmill, the acclaimed Australian Production Company he founded with his wife, Robyn Butler. Wayne has appeared in iconic comedies, The Castle, The Micallef Program, and Very Small Business, which he also co-created and produced. Wayne co-created, wrote, produced and directed the award winning The Librarians and Upper Middle Bogan for ABC TV. One of Australia’s most prolific comedy directors, Wayne also directed and produced Gristmill's first feature film, Now Add Honey, after which he then directed Little Lunch, which he also co-created and produced, and which has gone on to enjoy extraordinary success, including winning the 2016 Prix Jeunesse, the Japan Prize for Best Primary Series and a nomination for an International Emmy Award in 2018.

Wayne directed True Story for Hamish and Andy and both produced, co-wrote and starred in Gristmill’s AACTA nominated comedy series Back in Very Small Business for the ABC. Wayne also created and directed the AACTA nominated children’s series The Inbestigators for Netflix, and the AACTA award winning online comedy series Love in Lockdown in 2020.

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