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Revolution Partners

Australia's biggest entertainers to star in THE BBQ

Shane Jacobson (Oddball, Kenny, Charlie & Boots) and Magda Szubanski (Kath and Kim, Babe, Fast Forward) head up an exciting cast in the new Australian comedy THE BBQ, which starts filming in Albury/Wodonga Feb 6.


Revolution Partners is thrilled to announce that Shane will play the role of DARREN ‘DAZZA’ COOK, a loveable suburban everyman with a long-established belief that his family is related to Captain James Cook. Dazza harbours a passion for barbequing, but when one of his popular weekly BBQs accidentally triggers the states biggest mass food poising event, Dazza’s reputation and dignity are on the line. To make amends he seeks tutelage from the tyrannical Scottish chef known simply as THE BUTCHER, who will be played by Magda. Together they enter an international barbecue competition, pitting Dazza’s homespun techniques against the world’s best BBQ chefs.  


Joining Shane and Magda will be celebrity-chef and My Kitchen Rules star Manu Feildel, actor/compere/comedienne Julia Zemiro (Rockwiz) and the American actor Nicholas Hammond (The Sound of Music), with more feature cast to be announced soon.


THE BBQ will be directed by Stephen Amis and is produced by Tait Brady, Lynne Wilson and Stephen Amis. The script is by Amis, David Richardson, Serge DeNardo and Angelo Salamanca – a team who previously collaborated on the international award-winning sci-fi comedy/drama THE 25th REICH. The production is financed by private investment, Screen Australia, Soundfirm, Revolution Partners, Film Victoria; and supported by IGA, Barbecues Galore and Heat Beads.


“We're thrilled to have attracted such an incredible cast to bring our story to the screen.

The Aussie barbecue is the iconic watering hole that brings all people together, and THE BBQ captures middle Australia in all its ragged, char-grilled glory. It's a comedy that celebrates cultural diversity, slow-cooked on the barbie over millennia.” – Stephen Amis


For more information please contact Deb Fryers, Unit Publicist on 0437 255 657 or


Key notes for editors

Production Company: Revolution Partners

Australian Distributor: Label Distribution

International Sales: Guardian Entertainment International

Filming Dates: Feb 6 – March 10, 2017

Filming Locations: Wodonga, Albury and metro Melbourne

Confirmed cast: Shane Jacobson, Magda Szubanski, Manu Feildel, Julia Zimero, Nicholas Hammond, Jim Knobeloch and John Stanton

Key Crew: Cinematographer: David Richardson / Composer: Ricky Edwards / Editor: Bill Murphy / Production Designer: Tel Stolfo

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