The Search For Weng Weng

Movies and Film

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  • Location: The Bison Bar, Nambour 4560 Queensland

The Unbelievable True Story Of The Real-Life 2’9″ Filipino James Bond.

One night in 1996, Australian cult video store owner-turned-guerrilla filmmaker Andrew Leavold dreamt he was in the Philippines directing a documentary about Weng Weng, the long-dead Filipino midget James Bond.

Ten years later, he’s actually in Manila making a deal with the forces of chaos and following his two-decade obsession to its logical conclusion. It’s just the beginning of a very strange adventure, and as fate would have it, it’s all captured on film in The Search For Weng Weng.

Armed only with a Mini-DV camera and with a head full of gloriously bad B-movies, Leavold fearlessly leaps into the trenches of the Philippines’ once thriving film industry and allows blind chance and serendipity to point the way.

He discovers a schizophrenic Asia-cum-America dotted with shopping malls and a scale model of Hollywood now a disaster zone, symptomatic of a country attempting to claw its way out of its post-colonial malaise, yet curiously on the verge of a digital filmmaking revolution.

As for Weng Weng: he remains ……

The Search For Weng Weng
07 Sep 2016
The Bison Bar
7.00 – 9.30pm
Entry: Free

Caloundra Film Festival

02 September to 05 October 2016
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The Bison Bar, Nambour

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