“Big in Japan” Special Screening
What is fame? Why do we want it? And what does it take for an ordinary person to get it?
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 (Ladybeard), a starry-eyed Canadian J-pop wannabe (Kelsey Parnigoni) and veteran TV sweetheart, Bob “The Beast” Sapp. But just how far must they go to reach the masses that real celebrity requires?
The documentary film Big in Japan seeks to answer that question. On December 3, the film will have a special preview screening in Tokyo. Following the screening of the film, there will be a Q&A panel featuring Ladybeard, co-director, presenter and producer David Elliot-Jones, and other guests.
You can read our Q&A with David here.