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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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Stuff I Directed in 2012

You may be familiar with my comedy work on television and on stage, but what you may not realise is that being a comedian and working television doesn’t necessarily  pay the bills.

So when I can, I try to whore myself out as a writer/director for people with money who want to try and sell you stuff.

So here is a bunch of stuff that I made for various clients this year.

I really enjoy directing comedy, and because I’m a performer first and foremost I’m able work with actors on another level to get the best performances out of them.

Game – Xbox Kinect
Writer/Director
Agency: Downwind Media
Production: Motion Picture Company

This was a TVC that was born out of a buch of digital video content that we made for the now in administration “Game”… who still owe me lots of money.

GAME 60sec Online Version from Motion Picture Company on Vimeo.

 

Bob and Doreen’s Sneak Peek – Commonwealth Bank

Director

Agency: White Agency

Production: Motion Picture Company

CBA Netbank Sneak Peek from Motion Picture Company on Vimeo.

More Bob and Doreen – Commonwealth Bank
Director
Agency: White Agency
Production: Motion Picture Company

CBA – How to use NetBank with Bob and Doreen from Motion Picture Company on Vimeo.

Mitsubishi Electric – Fast Ed
Director
Agency: DMCi
Production: Motion Picture Company

Mitsubishi Electric – Fridge – Fast Ed TVC from Motion Picture Company on Vimeo.

Team Clover
Director, Producer
Agency: Downwind Media
Production: Motion Picture Company


In 2012 I got the opportunity to create a few little videos to help Clover Moore get re-elected. Tiny budget. Nice results.

GetUp! – Don’t Cut Foreign Aid
Writer,Director
Production: Motion Picture Company

We made a 90 second version to send out to GetUp! members then, we made a 30 second version once we heard that the government were going to drop the idea of a surplus. In some ways the 30 second is funnier.

GetUp! – Ask For The Aid Back 90 Sec – Dan Ilic from Dan Ilic on Vimeo.

GetUp! – Ask For The Aid Back – Dan Ilic from Dan Ilic on Vimeo.

DICK TROUBLE!
Stuff I Directed in 2012