FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is this a documentary or mockumentary?
Was Gotye really in the original film?
When we started writing the screenplay, Wally had released his first album under the name Gotye. In the script, he was written as an obscure, avant-garde artist.
As we made the film, actual Wally couldn't help but outdo his fictitious self - releasing a second album, a third album, embarking on a national and international tour, and winning the ARIA for Best Male Artist in 2007. It was great for actual Wally, but really annoying for us, because we had to keep rewriting fictitious Wally to keep up with reality.
How did you shoot the film?
How did Richard Franklin become involved?
We were unbelievably nervous about shooting their scenes, but as it turned out, Richard was equally nervous about performing in front of the camera. He had a very dry sense of humour that confounded us at first, and infected us by the end. Both Richard and Peter were a lot of fun to work with, and very supportive.
Before his passing, Richard had seen a rough cut of his scenes, but not the entire film. The film is dedicated to his memory.