SXSW 2017 World Premiere Becoming Bond Available on Hulu [Video]

“I had read George’s story, much of it I couldn’t quite believe if it was true or not, and I said yeah, let's go meet him and sit down and have lunch. First of all, his story was incredible, more importantly he’s an incredible story teller, but it took some convincing, ” - Director Josh Greenbaum.

Becoming Bond won the 2017 SXSW Film Festival Audience Award in the Visions category and tells a unique tale chronicling the stranger-than-fiction true account of a poor Australian car mechanic who, through an unbelievable set of circumstances, landed the role of James Bond in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969), despite having never acted a day in his life.

Greenbaum is an Emmy Award-winning director in film, TV, and commercials. In addition to winning an audience award at this year’s film festival, Greenbaum’s feature documentary The Short Game won the Audience Award at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival and was acquired by Netflix to launch their Originals film division.

After you watch this intriguing narrative/documentary hybrid, be sure to check out our Q&A with Greenbaum, George Lazenby, and Josh Lawson, who plays Bond in the film.

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Photo by Steve Rogers Photography/Getty Images for SXSW

By Neha Aziz




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