The Honey Makers

1984, North London. Arjun and Lalita, Indian immigrants from Uganda, hardworking and prosperous, create a home in the face of mounting resentment. Will they forever be outsiders forcibly removed like the industrious hive of bees looking for their own piece of England in Arjun and Lalita’s garden?

A Screaming Violet Production

Directed by Jeneffa Soldatic

Written by Deborah Grimberg

Produced by: Jo Farrugia, Deborah Grimberg

Executive Producer: Alison Owen

Associate Producer: Ruth Grimberg

Short film/2019/UK/12min/1.85:1/Screaming Violet Productions/To Be Released

Filmed on May 20/21st 2019 in North London. Post production was completed in Los Angeles, August 2019. Imdb page

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Arthur: Finbar Lynch

Arjun: Anil Goutnam

Lalita: Nila Aalia

Dave: Kane Surry

Luke: Martin Coates

Ronnie: George Dawson

Terry: Sam Goodchild


Director of Photography: Susanna Salavati

Production Designer: May Davis

Editor: Pani Scott

Costume Designer: Tabitha Doyle

Sound Designer/ Re-recording Mixer: Michael Malerba

Composer: Sean Van Doornum

Casting Director: Jo Farrugia

1st AD: Irene Maffei

Unit Production Manager: Stu Laurie

Production Co Ordinator: Lily Robins

Art Director: Chandni Patel

1st Assistant Camera: Nacho Guzman

2nd Assistant Camera: Giles Taylor

DIT: Simon Wyrzykowski

Script Supervisor: Esther O Loughlin

Production Sound Mixer: Danny Spiers

Gaffer: Ian Glenister

Costume Supervisor: Lucille Hands 

Hair and Make up Designer: Sophie Slotover

Hair and Make up Artist: Clementine Olerenshaw

Hair and Make up Trainee: Jade Johnson

Colour: Absolute Post London

Online Editor: Arash Begloo

Stills Photographer: Ruth Grimberg

Runner: Parry Oswald

Set Dresser: Jo Regan

Set Dresser: Shreya Pate

Insurance: Tower Gate, James Dunning

EPK Director: Lloyd Ludgrove

London Bee Company: Sameer Ghai

Titles: Rich With


Composed by Seán van Doornum with Lyrics by Jesse Quattro

Performed and recorded by Seán van Doornum at Atlantic Sound Studios, New York 2015

Special Thanks

Onnalee Blank

Ruth Grimberg



Allan Stevenson

Jake Stevenson Grimberg

Mischa Stevenson Grimberg

Bren Stevenson Grimberg

Jeffrey Sweet

P. Crook

Ed McFall

Dave Stellan and Margot Farrugia

Faye Ward

Wayne Harrison

Daisy Soldatic and Libero Soldatic

Theresa Lovric

Hashmukh Patel & Hansa Patel.

Heather Davis for the great POSTER

Inspired by the poem THE HONEY MAKERS by ML. Grimberg

In memory of Joe Grimberg (1933-2017)