YouTube sensation Mychonny stars as a young Chinese-Australian who becomes the clumsy protégé of a seasoned con man (Timothy Spall, star of Mr. Turner) and his attractive daughter.


Ben Chessell
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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Luc John Luc ... Lawrence
Lily Sullivan ... Sarah
Timothy Spall ... The Professor
Jacek Koman ... Riley
Shaun Micallef ... Harry - The Record Store Owner
Kat Stewart ... Emma - Sarah's Mum
Lawrence Leung ... The Real Lawrence Leung
Thomas Vu Thomas Vu ... The Real Jeremy Fong
Ferdinand Hoang ... Leo - Lawrence's Dad
Linda Schragger Linda Schragger ... Mai-Ling - Lawrence's Mum
Adam Murphy Adam Murphy ... Principal
Yang Li Yang Li ... Uncle Sam
Ai Xin Dart Ai Xin Dart ... Soo Jin
Maureen Sherlock Maureen Sherlock ... Newsagent
Chris Broadstock Chris Broadstock ... Andy - The Man at Payphone (as Christopher Broadstock)


When Chinese-Australian teenager Lawrence fails his high-school exams because of cheating, destroying his dreams of a medical degree, he's banished to the country for the summer. There, he meets a conman the Professor and his cynical daughter Sarah, and learns that even the sneakiest scam can't conjure up love.

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Did You Know?


The film is the adaptation of comedian/actor Lawrence Leung's critically acclaimed award-winning one-man theatre show SUCKER. The original live show was a critical and sell-out success at the Edinburgh Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the Sydney Opera House. He co-wrote the screenplay with director Ben Chessell, who saw an early performance of the show and approached Lawrence about turning it into a movie. See more »


Jacek Koman, who plays 'Riley', is listed in the first part of the final credits as one of the major performers, but is not named in the Cast List (which is presented in order of appearance). See more »

Crazy Credits

There are three list of individual and organisations thanked in the end credits. Each list has a separate heading:

Thank You to The Shills;

Thank You to those who Up The Ante;

To the people who are holding all our cards, thank you for your love and support. See more »


Written by John Walden
Performed by Walden
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Great Example of Media Ecology
14 January 2016 | by A_Different_DrummerSee all my reviews

First and for clarification I am not from Australia and therefore I am disinclined to give this film a wonderful glowing review comparing it to Star Wars, Return of the Force. But special thanks to the cast and crew for trying this anyway.

Now that we have that misconception dealt with, I will say that this film reminds me of the discussion on Media Ecology that the late Professor McLuhan used to give. The idea is to do the best you can with every opportunity to present media (entertainment) because society as a whole has to consume what is produced and you do not want to feed junk into the collective psyche.

This film is ecological, that is, it never pretends to be more than it is is. It is an indie low-budget little drama that essentially stars a trio of 3 actors and tries to sustain full screen length. It succeeds but only barely. There are too many boring stretches and too many spots where you think to yourself, I wish the screenwriter had done THAT instead of THAT, it would have been a much better movie.

For the first few minutes, you actually think you have found an Aussie Ferris Bueller. And then you realize, no way.

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1 December 2015 (Australia) See more »

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