Some people are willing to do just about anything in order to get famous, but for Aussie filmmaker Dave Elliot-Jones, not only is he more than willing to go all out to achieve a slice of fame (in Japan no less), he's going to film every step of his journey for everyone's viewing pleasure!
In a new documentary titled "Big In Japan," the film aims to explore the nature of fame and celebrity in Japan, as well as the impact of social media and the impulse on getting recognised, by having Elliot-Jones (the film's presenter who is a self proclaimed "really ordinary person from Melbourne") do all he can to make it as a Japanese celebrity.
Upon relocating to Japan with his filmmaker friends, Lachy and Louis, Elliot-Jones immediately got stuck into his journey to fame, which included signing up with an agency, launching an outrageous online persona, and getting on ads and TV (while dressed in nothing but a pair of underwear and a rice-ball helmet). Not only does the documentary cover Elliot-Jones' exploration into fame in Japan, it also explores the fame journey of various other foreign talents in the country, such as Bob "The Beast" Sapp, Kelsey Parnigoni, and of course, Ladybeard!
As for when fans can expect to see this journey to (hopefully) fame in Japan, the filmmakers expects the film to be available on VOD platforms and in Australian cinemas from October 2017.
In the meantime, check out the hilarious trailer for "Big In Japan" right here and let us know what you think.
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