Gone Lesbo Gone: The Untold Tale of an Unseen Film!

A retrospective documentary on filmmaker Andrew Leavold's debut feature Lesbo-A-Go-Go. This is the tale of a man with big ideas but no budget who assembled a crew and set out to make a faux sixties exploitation film, the kind of film he would want to see though sadly at the time due to the niche nature of the subject matter very few else did. Despite its entrapment in distribution limbo for over a decade, Lesbo-A-Go-Go has garnered a minor cult reputation internationally and this documentary explores the film's sordid production history as well as its enduring legacy. A no-holds-barred tell-all tale with interviews from cast, crew and industry professionals interspersed with never-before-seen alternate takes, bloopers and behind-the-scenes footage from the film.

  • Jarret Gahan
    Director
    Budget Cuts
  • Jarret Gahan
    Writer
    Budget Cuts
  • Andrew Leavold
    Producer
    The Search For Weng Weng, The Last Pinoy Action King, Lesbo-A-Go-Go
  • Jarret Gahan
    Producer
    Budget Cuts
  • Kimberley Sweeney
    Producer
    Lesbo-A-Go-Go
  • Andrew Leavold
    Key Cast
    The Search For Weng Weng, Escape From The Planet Of The Tapes
  • Pauline Bell
    Key Cast
    Lesbo-A-Go-GO
  • Kimberley Sweeney
    Key Cast
    Lesbo-A-Go-GO
  • Caren Guaraldo
    Key Cast
    Lesbo-A-Go-Go
  • Fred Negro
    Key Cast
    Birds Of Destruction, Fred Sounds, Lesbo-A-Go-Go
  • Richard Wolstencroft
    Key Cast
    Bloodlust, Pearls Before Swine, The Second Coming Volume 1, The Beautiful and Damned,
  • Kristen Condon
    Key Cast
    Under A Kaleidoscope, Start Options Exit, Lesbo-A-Go-Go
  • Geoff Corbett
    Key Cast
    Lesbo-A-Go-Go
  • Lloyd Barrett
    Key Cast
  • Glenn Cochrane
    Key Cast
  • Dick Dale
    Key Cast
  • Evil Dick
    Key Cast
  • Michael Helms
    Key Cast
  • Gregory Hilleard
    Key Cast
  • Kentch Hilleard
    Key Cast
  • Michael Klosowski
    Key Cast
  • Leslie Morris
    Key Cast
  • Joshua Mullins
    Key Cast
  • Jarret Gahan
    Key Cast
  • The Screaming Meanies
    Score
    The Search For Weng Weng, The Last Pinoy Action King
  • Jarret Gahan
    Cinematographer
    Budget Cuts, Lesbo-A-Go-Go
  • Anomie
    Camera
  • Jarret Gahan
    Camera
  • Jarret Gahan
    Editor
  • Film Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 21 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 4, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    2,350 AUD
  • Country of Origin:
    Australia
  • Country of Filming:
    Australia
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Brisbane Underground Film Festival
    Brisbane QLD, Australia
    January 8, 2015
    Australian Premiere
  • Melbourne Underground Film Festival
    Melbourne, VIC, Australia
    September 13, 2015
    Victorian Premiere
    Best Documentary
  • Diamond In The Rough Film Festival
    San Jose CA, United States
    September 26, 2015
    North American Premiere
    Special Jury Prize
  • I Filmmaker International Film Festival
    Marbella, Spain
    December 8, 2015
    Special Mention
Director Biography - Jarret Gahan

A university film graduate, Jarret Gahan has written, produced & directed a combination of over twenty short films, music videos and documentaries. His recent short 'Budget Cuts' has played to audiences across the world in over eighteen film festivals including Film4 Fright Fest, Monsterfest & Sydney Underground Film Festival. Gahan's most recent work is a feature-length documentary on the troubled 2003 film 'Lesbo-A-Go-Go', titled 'Gone Lesbo Gone: The Untold Tale of an Unseen Film!', it has garnered a number of awards including Best Documentary at the Melbourne Underground Film Festival & a Special Jury Award at the Diamond In The Rough Film Festival.

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Director Statement

Filmmaker Jarret Gahan has toiled in short form storytelling for well over a decade, producing everything from award-winning short films to music videos to more recently supplemental features for home entertainment releases. When asked why the transition to feature-length he said “despite it being a logical transition, it was more happenstance in the case of this documentary. Initially it started as a retrospective featurette for a potential DVD release of 'Lesbo-A-Go-Go'. When that release fell through I was left with the featurette and upon reviewing it I realised there was a deeper story to be told and more voices out there to tell it”. When pressed as to what makes this story feature-worthy he responded that “the film 'Lesbo-A-Go-Go' is unlike anything ever produced in Australia, it really is a unique beast and the tale behind its production is both sordid and hilarious but above all inspiring. I believe the documentary to be an accurate and at times an all too honest time-capsule of its production over a decade ago”.