The Roly Poly Man
Director Bill Young
Running time 1h 34m
Screenplay Kym Goldsworthy
Music director David Skinner
Writer Kym Goldsworthy
|Release date 1994|
Cast Paul Chubb, Deborah Kennedy, Susan Lyons
Similar movies A Very Short War (2010)
Tagline A comedy of questionable taste
The Roly Poly Man is a 1994 Australian feature film.
It was funded through private investment, The Film Finance Corporation and the NSW Film and Television Office. Its budget was just under $1,000.000.
Even though the film didn't perform well at the box office, it had a healthy life in film festival appearances, television sales, DVD, and sales to a number of international territories (Italy and South Africa).
It is one of the more unusual films made in Australia, as it combined schlock, critters, film noir and splatter to create an 'out there' type of comedy that appealed to a niche audience.
The film won the Vincent Price Award (Audience Award) at the XVth Fantafestival in Rome, Italy in June 1995. Other festivals it screened at include Mysfest (Italy) where it was nominated for Best Film, Durban Film Festival (South Africa), Vancouver Film Festival (Canada), Love and Anarchy Festival (Helsinki), Australian Film Festival (AFI), Bathurst Film Festival (Australia), Tromso International Festival (Norway), L'Etrange Festival (France), and Cycle du Cinema Australien (France). The film was nominated for a Best Original Screenplay at the 1994 AFI Awards.
The Roly Poly Man's director, actor/director Bill Young, co-directed the documentary A Very Short War.
ReferencesThe Roly Poly Man Wikipedia
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