THE STORY OF HONEYGLUE
The story of Honeyglue is inspired by real life events. When we were working on our company’s first feature Eat Spirit Eat, Anya’s father got diagnosed with cancer and passed away while we were on set. Shortly after the production finished, James (Bird) started writing the script for HONEYGLUE.
First and foremost, despite the tragic nature of the subject, we wanted to make a film that celebrates life, not death. One of the biggest challenges of the making of HONEYGLUE was to keep it raw and real, while also weaving a narrative that leaves the audience with hope.
We take pride in rebelling against labels. We wanted HONEYGLUE to be a love story that defies stereotypes, in which two people who come from very different backgrounds, two “opposites” fall in love and become one.
We wanted to show that a leading man doesn’t have to be your typical leading man. He can be a complex gender bending character, and audiences will find him equally attractive and appealing. We wanted Morgan and Jordan’s physical appearances to start resembling each other more and more as the story progressed, to further the idea that labels don’t matter—that what truly matters is love.
In HONEYGLUE, Morgan documents her last adventure for her family with a hand-held video camera. It was important to us to show the physicality of cancer without compromise. We wanted the audience to see the raw reality of Morgan’s deterioration throughout this film, but also emphasize the whimsical nature of memories. We wanted to show how every moment of life is an opportunity. We wanted to make a film about not missing what—or who—really matters.