where he will present the world premiere of the musical short film ‘BENEFIT’

The Dungog Film Festival’s closing night gala will be the setting for the world premiere of Australian short film ‘Benefit’. Director Jakub Jacko will present the film along with Angry Anderson who plays a role in the rock musical and recorded a song for the sound track.

Benefit’ is a musical short film about self-­-belief. Angry Anderson plays a recently deceased rock star that returns from the grave to help an aspiring young musician to find his voice. Angry was approached to do a cameo in the film but requested to play the larger role, writer/director Jakub Jacko was only too happy to oblige. Other cast members include Roy Billing, Denise Roberts, Andrew Hazzard and Kathryn Beck. Ruby Rose, Jon Stevens and Jon English all provide cameos. Since completing ‘Benefit’ Angry and director Jakub Jacko have worked together on the MTV Classic channel launch that featured Slash.

Jakub directed and co-­-produced the launch special and invited Angry to participate. Slash and Angry Anderson performed the Rose Tattoo classic ‘Nice Boys’– a song covered by Guns and Roses on their 1986 EP ‘Live Like a Suicide’. Director Jakub Jacko’s passion for music has seen him enjoy a close relationship with MTV Australia, directing MTV’s The Lair as well as a host of music specials including the ASTRA award winning MTV Live Wolfmother, TRL, Snowjam and the MTV New Zealand channel launch. Jakub has notched up directing credits for coverage of over 200 live bands and directed various episodes of Live at the Chapel, Live at the Basement, Monday Night Live, Coca-­-Cola Live and Local,Take 40 Live, Austereo’s World Famous Rooftop and Channel V’s What-­-u-­-Want, Jabba’s Morning Glory and Room 208. Angry Anderson will be performing an acoustic set at the Dungog Film Festival’s closing night gala with guitarist Randall Waller and girlfriend musician Michelle Cunningham. Rose Tattoo have an Australian tour planned for September. ‘Benefit’ premieres at the Dungog Film Festival on Sunday 29th May 2011.


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About Paul Jacko

Jacko was born in Czechoslovakia not long before the communist putsch in February 1948. He studied industrial chemistry there and left in 1969 for Australia, where he became a lawyer and established his own practice. He has now retired and beside hunting, fishing, camping, prospecting and playing golf he amuses himself by writing.
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