Big in Japan
Big in Japan

Big in Japan

2018 | 55 minutes  | 

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  • Director: Lachlan Mcleod
  • Cast: David Elliot-Jones
  • Awards: Official Selection - Doc Edge Film Festival 2018 & Melbourne Documentary Film Festival 2018
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How crazy can people get for their 15 minutes of fame? In Japan, where the craze for foreign celebrities is intense, it is often enough to be a foreigner to be famous. Three Australians travel to Japan with the mission to make one of them - Dave - ‘Big In Japan’. They seek inspiration and tips by meeting Ladybeard, Kelsey, and others who’ve made it as Japanese ‘“idols”. A few trials and errors later, they actually make a mark by styling Dave as Onigiri Man (inspired by the Japanese snack). Through their comical antics and search for fandom, they reveal the absurdities and dark side of this “instant celebrity” culture.