A knight in shining overalls.

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.


Kenny DVD

Kenny Blu-ray

Kenny Special Ed. DVD

Kenny’s World DVD

Kenny DVD (UK)

Kenny DVD (USA)

Kenny Book

Kenny’s World Book

Kenny Talking Doll

Kenny 2007 Calendar

Kenny Pen

Kenny Badge

Turds Kenny Toilet Awards

Kenny Hat (Black)

Kenny Hat (White)

Kenny Cap

Splashdown Cap

Kenny Shirt (Black)

Kenny Shirt (White)

Kenny Shirt (Green)

Kenny Shirt (Red)



Directed by:
Clayton Jacobson

Written by:
Clayton Jacobson & Shane Jacobson

Shane Jacobson, Ronald Jacobson & Eve von Bibra

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    Australia (17 August 2006)

    France (17 May 2007, Cannes Film Market)

    UK (28 September 2007)

    Canada (30 September 2007, Edmonton International Film Festival)

    USA (10 January 2008, Palm Springs International Film Festival)

    USA (11 July 2008)

    Shane toured for 7 months as the character of Kenny lapping Australia many times appearing at over 126 cinemas in capital cities and regional towns speaking to over 600 press outlets to support the release of Kenny

    Box Office Success

    Current Box Office is $7.7 Million AUD.

    Highest Grossing Australian film in three years.

    Out performed box office hits such as Wolf Creek and Chopper.

    Ranked in the Top 25 Australian Box Office hits of all time.

    6 Months at the cinema.

    DVD Success

    Out sold Superman by 3:1.

    Top selling Australian feature film DVD ever released.


    IF Awards 2006

    WINNER Best Feature Film

    WINNER Best Script

    WINNER Best Sound

    WINNER Highest Box Office Achievement Award

    Nominated Best Director

    Nominated Best Editing

    Australian Film Institute Awards 2006

    WINNER Best Lead Actor - Shane Jacobson

    Nominated Best Direction

    Nominated Best Editing

    Nominated Best Film

    Nominated Best Original Screenplay

    Nominated Best Supporting Actor

    Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards 2006

    WINNER Best Actor in a Lead Role - Shane Jacobson

    WINNER Best Original Screenplay - Shane Jacobson, Clayton Jacobson

    Nominated Best Director

    Nominated Best Film

    Screen Producers Association of Australia ( SPAA) Conference 2006

    WINNER Feature Producers Award

    Film Ink Magazine Awards 2007

    WINNER Best New Comer - Actor - Shane Jacobson

    WINNER Best Australian Film

    WINNER Film Victoria - Greg Tepper Award 2007

    WINNER Best contribution to Victorian Film Community

    Australian International Movie Convention 2007

    WINNER Australian Star of the year ā€“ Shane Jacobson

    AVSDA (Audio Visual Software Distributors Association) ā€“ Home Entertainment Awards 2007

    WINNER - Retail Title of the Year for an Independent Distributor

    WINNER - Rental Title of the Year for an Independent Distributor

    WINNER - Comedy/Romance Title of the Year (Across All films)

What the critics said

    "KENNY is the funniest film I've seen this year. Like BORAT, when it was over, I thought, I haven't laughed this hard in a long time."
    Oscar-winning filmmaker, Michael Moore

    "The funniest and profound documentary Iā€™d ever seen."
    Ken Russell, The Times, London

    "Kenny is hilarious. It's the best Australian comedy in years, with compelling characters, emotional depth, to compliment the perfectly pitched gags."
    Sydney Morning Herald

    "Kenny and his creators Shane and Clayton Jacobson have crafted a sincere and heartfelt celebration of everyman and any woman."
    Sunday Herald Sun

    "Hilarious and enormously warm-hearted."
    Empire Magazine

    "You know you're with brilliant filmmakers who joyously mesh understated Australian humour with great characterisation. The Audience ranged from older teens to pensioners, male and female who collectively applauded at the end."
    Sun Herald

    "It's a delightful piece of comedy, a real, fair dinkum blend of reality and a solid likeable hero."
    Sunday Telegraph

    "Funny touching and original."
    Canberra Times

    "This film offers ideas about ordinary Australians not often seen in modern movies."
    Weekend Australian

    "A diamond in the rough."
    The Daily Telegraph

    "Extraordinarily funny and warm hearted."
    EG, The Age

    "It is the funniest, most genuine and utterly chanting Australian comedy."
    The Herald Sun

    "Clayton Jacobson's film is a wonderful comedy, but even better it makes you fall in love with its title character. A sequel please, or even better, a spin-off TV series."
    The Sunday Age

    "Australian cinema has a new loveable battler stealing our hearts and unblocking our s-bends - a heart warming triumph."
    Sunday Mail

    "With a touch of romance Kenny is a great Aussie comedy that will leave audiences in stitches."
    Northern Territory News

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