Unbeknownst to many, there is still some gold left untouched from the project in Melbourne. When we had our very first open crew call to the 1000£Bend, two people turned up that I could never allow anywhere close to the 72 set. Marcus Porcaro and Jack Byrnes were just too crazy to let anywhere near such an organised operation. I’m not joking; as much as I loved them and believed they were funny, I didn’t think they’d get anywhere near the excitement or exposure that they’d deserve from simply being on the set. They needed to be in the movie, not making it.
However, there were no characters for them to play. So I struck up a deal with them which I disgracefully dishonoured when ‘Des & Mo’ didn’t make it to DVD as expected. I had asked them to make a DVD extra that explored the paradoxical nature of art and business in filmmaking. What they came up with, is a mockumentary that had more parallels to our experience in Melbourne than is perhaps comfortable. However, I still think it is funny.
So here, for your viewing pleasure, I bring you their masterpiece. It’s rough around the edges, but I’ve broken it into smaller ‘web series’ episodes, so you’ll have to watch as the story unfolds.