Lunch Ladies

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Lunch Ladies
Movie poster
Directed byJ.M. Logan
Written byClarissa Jacobson
Produced byRebel Minx

J.M. Logan Joe Bratcher Matt Falletta

Jessica Janos
  • Chris Fickley
  • Daisy Kershaw
  • Mary Manofsky
  • Donna Pieroni
CinematographyChris Ekstein
Edited byAmelia Allwarden
Music byAntoni M. March
Running time
19 minutes
CountryUnited States

Lunch Ladies is a 2017 American comedy horror short film which was created and written by Clarissa Jacobson; produced by Rebel Minx, J.M. Logan, Joe Bratcher, Matt Falletta, and Jessica Janos; and directed by J.M. Logan. It won Film Threat! Best Short,[1][2] and was screened at Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival in Opening Program and the Tous à Table Section.[3]


Two sisters, Serretta and LouAnne Burr, are lunch ladies working in a high school called Melvin High. Both are unsatisfied with their job and cook terrible food. Both sisters are fans of the actor Johnny Depp and are hired by him to be his personal chefs after winning a cooking contest. The principal threatens to fire both women if they do not get better at cooking, much to the aggravation of Serretta. Serretta's Johnny Depp t-shirt gets ruined by potatoes after she kicks a container. Furious, Serretta goes to the lady's room to clean off her shirt. After a cheerleader named Alexsis insults Seretta, Serretta suffocates her to death with a plunger. Fearing jail, Seretta and LouAnne decide to bake the flesh of the corpse into meat pies, taking inspiration from the Tim Burton film Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. They then give the meat pies to the students and staff who eat them, unknowingly committing cannibalism. The film ends with selfies and videos of Serretta and LouAnne in Hollywood, California.


  • Donna Pieroni (Seretta Burr)
  • Mary Manofsky (LouAnne Burr)
  • Daisy Kershaw (Alexis the Cheerleader)
  • Chris Fickley (Principal Grossfetig)

Awards and nominations[edit]

The film was screened at the following festivals:

It received the following awards and nominations:


  1. ^ "BEST EDITING". film festival.
  2. ^ "Award This! Short Lunch Ladies". film threat. 25 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Lunch Ladies". clermont film fest.
  4. ^ "Lunch Ladies".
  5. ^ "Lunch Ladies". clermont-film fest.
  6. ^ "Join the hilarious Lunch Ladies". flicker fest.
  7. ^ "Imagine 2018: Kick-Ass Women!". FRAMELAND. 19 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Review: Lunch Ladies". August 2018.
  9. ^ "Lunch Ladies". palm sparing film fest.
  11. ^ "Santa Barbara Film Festival Lineup Unveiled". deadline. 17 January 2018.
  12. ^ "BEST EDITING". Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival.
  13. ^ "LUNCH LADIES Lunch-Ladies---Poster Seretta and Louanne are Johnny Deep fans, but they live a miserable life as cooks in a high-school cafeteria. One of their recipes wins a prize, but their dreams of a better life are threatened by a cheerleader. The question is: WWJD? What would Johnny do?". strasbourgf estival.
  14. ^ "Lunch Ladies (2017) – Airfare Not Included". ScareTissue. 13 January 2018.
  15. ^ "Johnny Depp is Behind the Madness of Killer Short Lunch Ladies…". Dread central. 5 October 2017.

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