TV producer wanted PM, got Rudd

Between his two stints running the country, recycled PM Kevin Rudd was filmed in the political reality show 'Shitsville Express'.

Between his two stints running the country, recycled PM Kevin Rudd was filmed for the political reality show Shitsville Express.

Deeply ironically, he wasn’t the first choice of producer and director of Shitsville Express Rick McPhee. He wanted the Prime Minister to appear in the sixth and final episode of the light-hearted show when aspiring young politicians have to pitch their solutions to an experienced politician.

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Rochelle Siemienowicz is the ArtsHub Group's Education and Career Editor. She was previously a journalist for Screenhub and is a writer, film critic and cultural commentator with a PhD in Australian cinema. She was the co-host of Australia's longest-running film podcast 'Hell is for Hyphenates' and has written a memoir, Fallen, published by Affirm Press. Her second book, Double Happiness, a novel, will be published by Midnight Sun in 2024. Instagram: @Rochelle_Rochelle Twitter: @Milan2Pinsk