Bursting into the Australian movie scene with the quirky comedy The Adventures of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert back in 1994, director Stephan Elliott took his talents to the UK where a series of underperforming films and a horrific ski accident (that sidelined him for 10 years) saw him take stock of his life and career.
Now he has returned to Australia with the raunchy comedy A Few Best Men. Written by Death at a Funeral scribe Dean Craig, the film takes us into the wedding from hell with lovelorn Brit David (Xavier Samuel) travelling to the vast regions of bushland New South Wales to marry his affluent bride to be Mia (Laura Brent).
What he didn’t count on were his best mates (Kris Marshall, Kevin Bishop, Tim Draxl) turning his wedding into a disaster zone with a coked up mother in law (Olivia Newton John), an emotionally unstable drug dealer (Steven) and a prize winning sheep named “Ramsey” all joining in on the havoc.
A cheerfully hung over Eliiott spoke to Matthew Pejkovic of Matt’s Movie Reviews about A Few Best Men, his decision to return to Australia, and why he hates weddings.