‘Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey 2’ Director and Actor Talk Bigger, Bloodier Sequel and Their “Poohniverse”


We chat with Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey 2 director/co-writer Rhys Frake-Waterfield and actor/producer Scott Chambers!

The first film, an indie horror slasher made in six days with a tiny budget, went on a jaw-dropping worldwide distribution run thanks to an online viral campaign most filmmakers can only dream of. It was, no doubt, fuelled by the wild concept: reimagining children’s characters Winnie the Pooh and Piglet as feral, bloodthirsty murderers. The film was a financial hit, paving the way for this much bigger sequel and… the Poohniverse?!

In the interview above, the filmmakers discuss the pros and cons of working with a substantially larger budget, some of the difficulties they encountered during production, almost getting killed by a flaming chainsaw, what exactly we can expect from their ambitious TCU (Twisted Childhood Universe), and more. Plus, they give an in-depth, honest take on their first film: “If [we] could, we probably would’ve just binned what we did and quickly made a new film.”

Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey 2 finds the lives of Winnie-the-Pooh, Piglet, Owl and Tigger now endangered after Christopher Robin revealed their existence. Not wanting to live in the shadows any longer, the group decides to take the fight to the town of Ashdown, home of Christopher Robin, leaving a bloody trail of death and mayhem in the wake. Winnie and his savage friends will show everyone that they are deadlier, stronger, and smarter than anyone could ever imagine and get their revenge of Christopher Robin, once and for all.

Umbrella Entertainment is giving Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey 2 a four-day theatrical run in select Australian cinemas nationally from March 28th.

Take a look at our interview above and the film’s trailer below.