By Rebecca THOMSON


Comedy - Development 2015

After mysteriously disappearing a decade ago, the life and career of maverick Tasmanian film producer, Nick McVaille, has become legendary. Shunned by the film-making elite for producing low-budget exploiters, his rediscovery has resulted in Nick being crowned the undisputed "King of Ozploitation".

    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Comedy, Documentary
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    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Rebecca THOMSON
    • Writer(s)
    • Paul GODARD
    • Producer(s)
    • Rogan BROWN (Rogan Brown Films)
    • Synopsis
    • Expelled from Australia's foremost film school and shunned by the film-making elite for making such low budget exploitation films as "Satan's Stewardesses" and "The Sleaze Merchant of Little Venice", Nick McVaille's twenty year career in movies (or as his ex-wife prefers "It was actually only one year - he just did it twenty times") has become clouded in rumour and mystery. Ten years after his mysterious disappearance, this maverick Tasmanian film producer returns raising even more questions like "Where the hell did he get the money to produce the movie version of his life"? In typical McVaille style, Nick has come in on-time and on-budget with not one movie, but six! These wild stories are filled with betrayal, revenge, brutal violence and gratuitous sex. But was Nick's purpose simply to titillate, or is he cunningly revealing to us a life story filled with more melodrama than the most bloated blockbuster? Are his seriously flawed lead characters in fact craftily disguised versions of Nick, and the lurid, blood-soaked storylines allegorical interpretations of his life? His failed marriage to an Oscar-nominated director, his futile attempts to be accepted by the industry, the illegal and immoral acts committed in order to get his films made are all revealed in this gripping, seat-wetting "mockumentary".
    • Partners & financing
    • Seeking distribution and financing
    • Beginning of shooting
    • May 01, 2015
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