Top Knot Detective was shot in Australia and Japan and produced in conjunction with Screenwest, Screen Australia and SBS-Viceland and is the debut feature for Writer/Directors Aaron McCann and Dominic Pearce and Producer Lauren Brunswick.
In the early 90’s, a little known Japanese Samurai/Detective series hit Australia where it quickly became a cult hit. In Japan it was called ‘Ronin Suiri Tentai’ (translation: ‘Deductive Reasoning Ronin’) but in Australia it was affectionately known as ‘Top Knot Detective’. A wild and crazy series about a wandering samurai doing battle with sexy ninja, giant robots and the occasional throbbing penis monster.
Created by Aaron McCann and Dominic Pearce as a throwback to the films and TV shows that were broadcast in the 90s, this “documentary” tells the story of director/star: Takashi Takamoto, who couldn’t act, can’t fight and most certainly can’t write a TV show. Luckily through various underworld connections, he had the means to turn himself into a superstar – but there was a price to pay for letting his ego run wild.
The English Premiere of TOP KNOT DETECTIVE takes place at FrightFest 2017 MONDAY 28TH AUGUST. Get your tickets HERE and watch the trailer below: