Australian actor teams up with some of Australia’s best known and well loved actors, to tell the untold stories of those who dream of making it to Hollywood.
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The documentary is called “That’s Not a Knife! It's an Aussie actors Journey To Hollywood.” The reason behind the documentary is Shaun Robinson’s inspiration, Actor Paul Hogan. Hogan is one of Australia's biggest exports, and became a household name with his irresistible comic performance in Crocodile Dundee in 1986 and helped pave the way for many Aussie actors who followed in his footsteps, Aussie actors such as Shaun, who, very much like Hogan, made his Hollywood debut at a later stage in life. Shaun was 35 when he started acting and after a few years of working hard at his craft, he came up with the idea to make this documentary film; he thought if Paul Hogan can do it, so can he.
At the age of 38, Shaun set out upon his journey. Along the way, he met some amazing people, made a bunch of new friends and heard from some of Australia’s best known and well loved actors and some who were still making their way and discovering their own path. To date, Shaun has sat down with Aaron Jeffries (McLeod's Daughters, Chopper, The Operator); Shane Connor (Neighbours Fire); Christian Isaiah (Shameless (US)); Matt Burch and Froylan Tercero (Operation Repo); Kym Jackson (Ten days in the Valley); Craig Bennett (Studio 10 Hollywood Reporter and Gossip Guru); Roger Ward (Mad Max, The Man from Hong Kong) and last but not least, Orpheus pledger (Home and Away).
Some quotes on the documentary:
Andy McPhee (The Condemned, Wolf Creek, Sons of Anarchy, Animal Kingdom):
“The film developed out of Shaun sitting around waiting for his next job as an Actor to come along. Instead of continuing to wait, he was inspired to go out and create his own work and to silence the voice we all hear that tells us we’re not good enough.”
Michael G Welch (NCIS, Criminal Minds):
“TNAK: A documentary that digs deep to show that it’s not all chocolates, flowers, and shiny statues being an actor.”
Emily Coupe (Offspring):
“This film is a fantastic resource for actors and filmmakers who are looking to make the move to LA, what to expect and learn from people who have already done it before. I’d highly recommend watching it!”
“That’s Not a Knife” is an independently and privately financed project and is looking for sponsorship from local companies who wish to support the independent film industry and have their logo appear in all “TNAK” Marketing and Apparel, and be credited in the film.
The documentary is being produced by Lucinda Bruce, Lady of the Light Productions.