I’m You, Dickhead—an Australian short that was a festival hit in 2014—was released online today. Now, audiences worldwide can watch the film here: http://www.imyoudickhead.com
Described by critics as ‘hilarious’, ‘brash’ and ‘mind melting’, I’m You, Dickhead is about 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.
“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. “Our festival success was a wonderful surprise, and 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 Metro Screen’s Jump Start subsidy and a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, I’m You, Dickhead premiered at the Palm Springs International Shortfest in 2014, before going on to screen at the Melbourne International Film Festival, Fantasia International Film Festival, Austin Film Festival and Flickerfest.
In addition to its unconventional subject matter, the film is 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 would do MANY audio commentaries! In fact, we would try to set a world record for the most audio commentaries ever on a DVD.”
All 14 commentaries, along with posters for the film, are available for download at https://gumroad.com/imyoudickhead