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Issue Details: First known date: 2006... 2006 Kenny
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'From the biggest festival to the smallest church social, Kenny Smyth delivers porta-loos to them all. Ignored and unappreciated, he is one of the cogs in society's machinery; a knight in shining overalls taking care of business with his faithful 'Splashdown' crew.

Follow Kenny as he tackles every septic challenge that comes his way, culminating in a pilgrimage to that Mecca of waste management, the International Pumper and Cleaner Expo in Nashville Tennessee - or as Kenny affectionately calls it, "Poo HQ".

One of Australia's roughest diamonds juggles family tensions, fatherhood and sewage with charm, humour and unflinching dignity.'

Source: http://www.shanejacobson.com.au/kenny/ (Sighted 27/7/11)

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Works about this Work

Kenny : Shovelling Effluence with an Old Celtic Shovel Susan Carter , Brenda Allen , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: Studies in Australasian Cinema , vol. 10 no. 1 2016; (p. 156-167)
The 100 Best Australian Films of the New Millenium Erin Free , Dov Kornits , Travis Johnson , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: FilmInk , 22 September 2016;
Character Piece : Kenny Smyth (Shane Jacobson) in Kenny (2006) Erin Free , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: FilmInk , 22 August 2016;
Great Australian Directorial Debuts Erin Free , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: FilmInk , 14 March 2016;
Beyond Empire : Australian Cinematic Identity in the Twenty-First Century Benito Cao , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Studies in Australasian Cinema , September vol. 6 no. 3 2013; (p. 239-250)
'Australian cinema has played and continues to play an important part in the formation and formulation of Australia. This article explores the relation between Australia and empire through the analysis of three iconic cinematic characters: Barry McKenzie, Mick Dundee and Kenny Smyth. The point of departure is the notion that Australianness has been constructed as an identity caught between empires, between the old (British) empire and the new (American) empire. Australian cinema itself has been for most (if not all) of its history caught between the British Empire and the American Empire. Yet, recently there are signs that Australian films are repositioning Australia as part of the Global Village, suggesting that Australian national identity might be moving beyond the imperial articulations of Australianness. The evolution of the relation between Australia and Anglo-Empire symbolized by the three characters studied here hints at the possibility of a twenty-first century post-imperial Australiannes.' (Author's abstract)
y separately published work icon Reel Locations : The Ultimate Travel Guide to Aussie Films Anthony Roberts , Prahran : Explore Australia , 2011 Z1793927 2011 single work prose travel 'Did you know that because baby pigs grow at an alarming rate, 48 pigs were used for the filming of Babe? Or that the town of Poowong in South Gippsland was selected for the premier of Kenny? Reel Locations: The Ultimate Travel Guide to Aussie Films is a book for anyone with an interest in Australian films - and for those wanting to relive the magic that was created. Covering 20 iconic Australian flicks, film buff Anthony Roberts not only details what locations were used for particular scenes, but also offers travel information on what you'll see if you visit these locations now, as well as where to eat and where to stay. A vibrant design, film stills and many quirky facts round out this enjoyable book that is ideal for both armchair travellers and eager tourists.' (Publisher's blurb)
Cinema Magic Garry Maddox , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 16 December 2011; (p. 8-9)
Funded by Reel People Rodney Chester , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 1 March 2012; (p. 26)
Beyond Empire : Australian Cinematic Identity in the Twenty-First Century Benito Cao , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Studies in Australasian Cinema , September vol. 6 no. 3 2013; (p. 239-250)
'Australian cinema has played and continues to play an important part in the formation and formulation of Australia. This article explores the relation between Australia and empire through the analysis of three iconic cinematic characters: Barry McKenzie, Mick Dundee and Kenny Smyth. The point of departure is the notion that Australianness has been constructed as an identity caught between empires, between the old (British) empire and the new (American) empire. Australian cinema itself has been for most (if not all) of its history caught between the British Empire and the American Empire. Yet, recently there are signs that Australian films are repositioning Australia as part of the Global Village, suggesting that Australian national identity might be moving beyond the imperial articulations of Australianness. The evolution of the relation between Australia and Anglo-Empire symbolized by the three characters studied here hints at the possibility of a twenty-first century post-imperial Australiannes.' (Author's abstract)
Kenney Scott Jordan Harris , 2012 single work essay
— Appears in: World Film Locations : Melbourne 2012; (p. 110-111)
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    United States of America (USA),
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    Americas,
  • Melbourne - West, Melbourne, Victoria,
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