Big In Japan

Fame is a drug and Japan is the connection in this fascinating new doco - FilmInk

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Documentary

95mins

2017

CTC

synopsis

After hearing about the huge demand for foreign talents in Japan, three Aussie filmmakers ship their lives to Tokyo on an outrageous DIY mission to make ‘ordinary’ Dave famous. Along the way, they meet an eclectic ensemble of gaijin tarento (foreign talents) at various stages of the celebrity journey: a feisty Aussie cross-dresser, a starry-eyed Canadian J-pop wannabe and veteran TV sweetheart, Bob “The Beast” Sapp. But just how far must they go to reach the masses that real celebrity requires?

A decidedly anti-Hollywood fame documentary.

AVAILABLE FOR SCREENINGS FROM JANUARY 2018

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cast:

Bob ‘The Beast’ Sapp, Rick ‘Ladybeard’ Magarey, Kelsey Parnigoni

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DIRECTED BY: Lachlan McLeod, Louis Dai & David Elliot-Jones

fan quotes:

“Funny and yet weirdly insightful. Found myself constantly smiling. What a trip!” - Chris



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