The funniest indie comedy since Shawn Of The Dead. The most ambitious indie action movie since El Mariachi. With the smallest budget since Clerks. The Tail Job proves that these filmmakers are Hollywood ready.
The Tail Job is an ambitious first film. A project of passion, pulled together by a small dedicated team with the dream of making a big movie.
The Tail Job is a low budget comedic-thriller shot entirely in Sydney, Australia. As writers/directors we are inflienced by the early films of directors like Robert Rodriguez, the Cohen Brothers, and Edgar Wright.
Inspired in part by Shakespeare’s Othello, and based on a true story, The Tail Job is a wild cautionary tale about the dangers of jealousy and asks where the line between cheating and faithfulness is.
The Tail Job punches above it's tiny budget. It is funny, fast paced, and broadly appealing. The movie aims to have international appeal yet retain a classic Australian sense of humour.
There are cameos throughout the film from Australian screen legends Grant Dodwell and Gary Waddell, and well-known Sydney comedians.
ON WRITING THE TAIL JOB
When a friend tells you that, in a jealous rage, he’d confronted his fiance believing her to be having an affair with a man named Sio Bohan, after finding that mysterious name in her cell phone, there are two things you can do. The first is to console him, tell him it was an easy mistake to make, and assure him that everything will be fine. The second is to turn this hilarious misadventure into a film.
And obviously we decided to go with the second option.
For over a year we laughed about our friend’s mistake. And we began to speculate how the situation could potentially escelate, if he didn’t decide to confront her straight away. How far could a situation like that go? How long would it take to figure out he was jealous of a man who didn’t exist? It was these questions that led to us eventually putting pen to paper, and creating The Tail Job.
ON DIRECTING THE TAIL JOB
We, Bryan and Daniel, have worked together on and off for a decade. And each time we created a great-looking piece of cinema for a corporate client we thought to ourselves “when are we gonna put our skills and effort into something that’s just for us!?” The Tail Job turned out to be that opportunity. But how do you pull off a feature film with a crew of two guys with Canon 5D’s? With resourcefulness to make up for the lack of resources. By grouping together the best actors from years of combined experience. By filming night after night, month after month, with a singular vision. And by buying a taxi.