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DAN ILIC’s GUIDE TO THE ELECTION: #C@%TASTROPHE2013

Over the last few weeks I’ve been creating stories for The Feed on SBS2 around the circus of electapoolooza 2013.

Here there are as a triptych so you can elect your balls away….

THREE WORD SLOGANS

THE RACE FOR MIDDLE AUSTRALIA

VOTING BELOW THE LINE

(And before you all go banging on about it… 1) yes it is very Brooker. 2) Yes in middle australia the dark patch on my face swaps sides… why? because i’m unco and can’t do left right things in mirror.. so I flopped the shot for you nufties. 3) Apparently you can vote below the line.. and above the line just incase you stuff up below the line… don’t take my word for it here’s Antony Green “If you want to be ultra safe, fill in below the line and the fill in one of the above the line squares. The below the line vote takes priority, but if proves to be informal, the ballot paper will revert to the above the line option.”)

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DICK TROUBLE!

I got a call from Dick Smith out of the blue just before christmas. “Dan, I got your number from Andrew Denton, I want to make an ad” Why not? He’s an Australian legend. Sounds like fun.

So I wrote the funniest script I thought I could muster on our tiny $10k budget. Then convinced Dick that it’d be fine to run with the innuendo and the boat people joke. (Which is my favourite considering Dick’s stance on population control)

So we shot it in two days, and after another four days in post … we thought it was pretty funny. There was one group that didn’t think it was funny. The CAD approval people.

Dick had booked over $100k in media spots for the 6pm bulletins on Australia Day which required ads to have a G rating. The lowest rating that CAD would muster was a PG rating.

When I told Dick this yesterday, he was overseas on a business trip. He was furious, incredibly upset.

He refused to talk to me over the phone so he just sent me a barrage of angry texts.

Dick decided to cut his China trip short and is heading back to Australia to sort it out.

In the mean time I’ve put up the Uncensored version on YouTube.

And here are some pics from the shoot.

 

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Y2Gay to play the LA Comedy Festival!!

If you’re in LA November 4th, swing along to the LA Comedy Festival!!

Y2Gay will be screening in the Shorts Programme 10 at 4pm

at

Los Feliz 3 Cinemas
1822 N. Vermont Ave.

 

(Any Aussie comedians in the vicinity of the screening, if you could represent our little film that’d be great…. if you could do a Q And A and film it on your mobile… that’ll also be hilarious!)

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The Sydney Mining Herald: Fairfax’s Future

Thinking ahead 5-10 years to when Gina Rinehart finally sacks a few Fairfax executives, rips up the charter, and installs a sympathetic board, it’s not too hard to imagine the front page of the SMH for that day. I should point out here that I occasionally work worked for Gina Fairfax Media… 

Click Image for full picture.

(Additional jokes from Scott Mitchell)

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“Hi! Come To Canberra” Circa 1973

Back in 1973 a typist, a stenographer and a secretary showed the other smart white girls in the rest of Australia just how fun it was to live and work in Canberra.

According to the sticker on the front of the book, this piece of retro gold was saved from obscurity and plucked from the Public Service Commission Library. It’s had a new lease on life after turning into a Viral hit amongst the good working people of Canberra, who consider themselves lucky to experience the “Wonder And Joy” that is our nation’s capital.

For more information just send a letter to “The Recruitment Officer, The Public Office Board, Box 391 P.O., Canberra City, 2601, or the Public Service Inspector’s office in each capital city”

 

 

DAN ILIC’s GUIDE TO THE ELECTION: #C@%TASTROPHE2013
DICK TROUBLE!
Y2Gay to play the LA Comedy Festival!!
The Sydney Mining Herald: Fairfax’s Future
“Hi! Come To Canberra” Circa 1973