Top Knot Detective

Feature film produced by Blue Forest for SBS 2. Premiered September 2016.

Directed by Aaron McCann and Dominic Pearce

Produced by Lauren Brunswick

One of the most epic projects we had ever worked on, a 90 minute mockumentary, a love letter to Japanese culture. A stellar effort from everyone involved.

Watch on SBS On Demand here:

In the early 90s, a little known Japanese Samurai/Detective series hit Australia where it quickly became a cult hit. In Japan it was called 'Ronin Suiri Tentai' (Deductive Reasoning Ronin) but in Australia it's only known as 'Top Knot Detective'. Created by Aaron McCann and Dominic Pearce as a throw-back to the films and TV shows that were broadcasted on SBS in the 90s, this mockumentary tells the story of director Takashi Tawagoto, who couldn't act, fight or write a TV show, but through selling out, he had the money to make himself into a star - or so he thought.

Editing and Visual Effects / Compositing / Animation by Steven Aaron Hughes

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