It’s pretty rare that a feature length movie for theatrical release is spawned from a single series of a television series but that’s exactly what the Australian comedy series Housos has done.
Housos vs. Authority is based upon the stories and characters of the Housos television series, created by Paul Fenech. After taking over half a million dollars when it opened in cinemas on the first of November 2012, Housos vs Authority is now out on Blu ray and DVD.
In the movie, Franky (Fenech) and his best mate Dazza (Jason Davis) travel in a drug-laden campervan from the western outskirts of Sydney to Uluru so that Dazza’s foul-mouthed girlfriend Shazza (Elle Dawe) can be reunited with the dying mother she hasn’t seen since she was three. You can imagine the drama and comedic value throughout their journey!
In case you haven’t seen Housos, the series is a satirical parody of low income Australian residents of fictional suburb Sunnyvale, who are living in Housing Commission public housing.
A second season of Housos has been announced by SBS which will return to air in 2013.
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