I’m You, Dickhead leaps from festivals to the web

I'm You Dickhead

I’m You, Dickhead, the Australian short that was a festival hit in 2014, has been released online for free. Audiences worldwide can watch the film at http://www.imyoudickhead.com.

Critics called I’m You, Dickhead “hilarious”, “brash” and “mind melting”. But don’t be fooled, it’s a time travel sex comedy. Well, more accurately, a “lack-of-sex” comedy. It tells the story of a man who travels back in time to force his 10-year-old self to learn guitar so he can get more action with the ladies in the present day.

The film was directed by Lucas Testro, written by Larry Boxshall, and produced by Lucas Testro and Renée Crea.

“Given its ‘out there’ subject matter, we actually thought Dickhead would play better with a general audience than on the festival circuit,” said producer Renée Crea. “So our festival success was a wonderful surprise, but we’re thrilled to finally make the film available to all the people who’ve asked when it would play in a city near them.”

Funded through a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, I’m You, Dickhead premiered at the Palm Springs International Shortfest in 2014, before going on to screen at a range of other festivals including the Melbourne International Film Festival, Fantasia International Film Festival, Austin Film Festival, and Flickerfest.

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In addition to its unconventional subject matter, the film was distinguished by an unconventional world record attempt. “When it came time to set stretch goals for our crowdfunding campaign, we wanted to do something fun”, said director Lucas Testro.

“Doing an audio commentary for a short film seemed ridiculously self-indulgent. So we figured we wouldn’t do an audio commentary. We would do MANY audio commentaries! In fact, we would try to set a world record for the most audio commentaries ever on a DVD.”

Fourteen commentaries were recorded for the 12-minute film by cast, crew and other guests. So is it a world record? “We don’t know. No one has ever been able to tell us what the previous record even was,” said producer Renée Crea.

All 14 commentaries, along with posters for the film, have also been made available for download at https://gumroad.com/imyoudickhead

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