It has always been an ambition of mine to direct the Topp Twins. So to be approached to direct this series is really very exciting and made even more appealing in that combines it all my favourite genres. Comedy, real people and food. I am well known in the world of TV commercials for directing comedy and food. I also have a great love of capturing real people’s stories and my latest documentary for Breast Cancer NZ won a silver award for direction at Axis, screened in the NZ Edge documentary film festival 2012 and was in competition at the Cannes Advertising Awards. My short films ‘Donuts for Breakfast’ and ‘Together’ screened at film festivals across the world and won awards.


Twin sisters and celebrated Kiwi entertainers Lynda and Jools Topptake us on a culinary journey around New Zealand meeting passionate food producers, home cooks and lovers of life.

Showcasing their talent, wit, and love for the land, it’s the story of their journey around beautiful New Zealand, talking to people whose stories will make you laugh, cry, and press the rewind button so that you can do it all again!

This factual series is bursting with heart, showcasing amazing stories that are life-affirming, humorous and inspiring. Great family viewing!