Writer & Director, Producer, Cinematographer, Editor
An action-packed screwball comedy that’s so bad... it’s good.
Super agents Randy Thrust and Rupert Knox must track down criminal mastermind Larry and his ‘Left Hand Man’ in order to stop a drug and weapons syndicate.
I shot BAD BUSINESS on a camcorder for my VCE Media class when I was 15... so go easy on me! The film was inspired by the action of The Matrix, the characters of Starsky & Hutch and the comedy of Get Smart.
Remarkably, several of my classmates in this film have gone on to enjoy full time careers in the entertainment industry:
- Luke Goodall, who co-wrote the script and played Agent Randy Thrust, has found success as an online comedian in the sketch-duo “Goodall & Ghalleger”.
- Lachlan Harris, who played Larry and composed the music, went onto sound edit Wolf Creek 2 and is working full time as a sound designer.
- Beau Comelli, who played The Left Hand Man, is currently touring the world as a male stripper in Thunder From Down Under.
VCE Season of Excellence "Top Screen" distributed the film to all Victorian Secondary Schools on a compilation DVD.
I was part of a theatrical screening and QnA at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI).
BAD BUSINESS was one of 14 short films selected in the VCE Season of Excellence ‘Top Screen’ category; celebrating the best narratives, music videos and documentaries from around the state.
Randy Thrust: LUKE GOODALL
Rupert Knox: SHAUN McCARTHY
Larry: LACHLAN HARRIS
The Left Hand Man: BEAU COMMELLI
Chief: JAMES ROTARU
Work Experience Kid: SAM WATERHOUSE
Goon 1: TROY HULM
Goon 2: JACKSON SINCLAIR
Goon 3: RUBEN TOWNS
Goon 4: LEWIS BOCK
Written & Directed by: LACHLAN RYAN
Story by: LUKE GOODALL, SHAUN McCARTHY, LACHLAN RYAN
Producer: LACHLAN RYAN
Director of Photography: LACHLAN RYAN
Original Compositions by: LACHLAN HARRIS
Editor: LACHLAN RYAN