2006 / 104 mins / Australia / Colour / English / 1.85.1 aspect ratio / Dolby SR Optical Sound/ 35mm
A Jacobson Bros. Film
Directed by: Shane Jacobson
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".
With fly-on-the-wall honesty and wit, 'KENNY' lifts the lid on one of Australia's roughest diamonds as he juggles family tensions, fatherhood and sewage with charm, humour and unflinching dignity.
￼"It takes a certain kind of person to do what I do... No-one's ever impressed; no-one's ever fascinated... If you're a fireman, all the kids will want to jump on the back of the truck and follow you to a fire. There's going to be no kids willing to do that with me. So, I don't do it to impress people - it's a job, it's my trade, and I actually think I’m pretty good at it." - Kenny Smyth
Part philosopher, part comedian and all heart, KENNY is living proof that in sewage, like life, the best will always rise to the top.
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"KENNY makes Toronto Sun's top 10 list of films for 2008!"
- Toronto Sun
"A minor masterpiece!"
- Toronto Star
" The Mock Still Rocks!"
- Toronto Star
"hilarious and fresh (figuratively speaking, of course)"
- Globe and Mail
"This porta-potty prince won’t take any crap from people who pooh-pooh the poo biz"
"definitely worth a look."
"Take a look before you flush"
- Metro Calgary
- National Post
"the most laughs I've had watching a movie so far this year came from Kenny"
- Toronto Sun
"Kenny lets it rip"
- Vancouver Sun
" Forget Russell Crowe, Naomi Watts and Nicole Kidman. Australia’s new cinematic hero is Kenny!"
- Now Magazine
" ...the film’s supply of warmth and charm is as bountiful as its jokes."
- Eye Weekly
" ...this will be the number-two movie of the year!"
- Georgia Straight
"One of the more original screen characters to parade before an audience since Borat. "
- Vancouver Province
" charisma and quiet blue-collar dignity."
" Sultan of sewage: 'Kenny' star sells power of poo"
""It’s charming, funny, and full to overflowing with poop and toilet jokes. But somehow, Kenny never descends into "toilet humour"; the gags are never disgusting or at someone else’s expense."
- See Magazine
""Time spent with Down Under's lord of the loo never a waste" - 4.5 stars"
- Edmonton Journal
" Look out Rob Reiner and Chris Guest — your reign as kings of the mockumentary is over."