What on Earth is in the water in Australia.
Last week, a teaser for the documentary Big In Japan: An Outrageous DIY Fame Journey was released, featuring a “really ordinary person from Australia” named David Elliot-Jones. Elliot-Jones has been preserving his move to Tokyo, Japan on film to show the world the journey of his “open-ended mission” to become famous in Japan. He also brought along two friends who also apparently had nothing better to do with their time.
In the trailer, he can be seen doing ~crazy~ stuff like wearing onigiri (rice ball) head mask and swim trunks in the park. So edgy.
The documentary will also try to look into the concept of fame itself, with this quote being heard in the preview:
“In an era of instant celebrity, fame is evolving fasting than ever. But what is it? Why do we want it? And what does it take for an ordinary person to get it?”
This just seems like a ridiculous ploy for attention, with some attempt at a commentary on fame. I guess I should wait until the doc is out to properly analyze it, but I’m a judgmental bitch and I’m going to go out on a limb right now and say it is dumb. The “outrageous” in the tagline might better be replaced by “boring” or “try-hard.”
Watch the sneak preview of the documentary below.
via Rocket New 24