Of course eggs benedict is meant to have originated in New York City, that seems to go without saying. A fast to cook and serve, cheap to make and expensively priced carbohydrate filled meal? NYC all the way.
The “Hot Sauce and Hollandaise” anthology showcases slices of life stories with characters getting personal over the breakfast selection champion. Whilst eating, examining their food, cringing at bad coffee (and doing their best to apply enough cream and or sugar) we see how people share their souls in public. There’s enjoyment, sadness, vulnerability and for some, mimosas.
Production title: “Hot Sauce and Hollandaise”
Writer/Producer: Hugo Lunny
Format: Feature film (comprised of six short films)
Synopsis: A breakfast diner like any other specializing in eggs benedict bears host to a selection of guests who share what’s on their mind with the people that matter to them.
As they savour their food, they begin to open up to each other about their personal lives, discussing their hopes, fears, and dreams. The customers range from a young couple on their first date, to an elderly widow who comes to the diner every week to reminisce.
They discover that despite their different backgrounds and experiences, they have much in common, sharing stories of love, loss, and the challenges of daily life, finding comfort in each other’s company.
Throughout the morning, the customers come and go, but the diner remains a place of warmth and connection. As they leave, they carry with them a sense of community and belonging that will stay with them long after they’ve finished their benedicts.
Logline: A breakfast diner specializing in eggs benedict has guests share their deepest thoughts and feelings with the people who matter to them.
Tagline: Now’s always the time.
For more information about “Hot Sauce and Hollandaise,” check out the Broken English Books “Behind the Screenplay” series.
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