Lawrence also appears on SBS2′s The Feed as a guest reporter. The Feed is a news/technology/culture show on weeknights 7:30pm on SBS2.
Some stories required him to “immerse” himself into a subculture. For example, Lawrence armed himself with a foam rubber sword and GoPro camera and go into battle against 300 Live Action Role Players in a forest for a story about LARPing.
Here’s Lawrence’s performance from the GRAPHIC FESTIVAL as part of the live RADIO WITH PICTURES broadcast. He appears on-stage at the Sydney Opera House while comic book artist Leigh Rigozzi illustrates it on the big screen and a soundtrack accompaniment is played live by cellist Pete Hollo.
This vodcast is presented as it was screened at the live event, it contains sections where the screen is black and it is in its original 4:3 format.
RADIO WITH PICTURES matches storytellers, comedians, writers and radio makers with artists and musicians for a “live radio recording” vibe of yesteryear.
Listen & see the other stories/documentaries/radio plays from the Radio With Pictures’ Sydney Opera House broadcast here: VODCASTS
January is Triple J Hottest 100 month when the national radio station asks the country to vote for their favourite songs and broadcasts the big countdown on Australia Day. It’s dubbed the world’s biggest musical democracy!
The theme this year is Magic, so they asked obsessive magic-tragic Lawrence Leung to direct a series of cunning and tricky web videos to help encourage voting and pop a few eyeballs.
Lawrence teamed up with his old magic buddy from Uni days, the world championship award-winning illusionist Simon Coronel to conjure up a series of mind-bending videos.
The videos feature jaw-dropping “right-under-your-nose” sleight of hand magic - WITHOUT any sneaky CGI or post-production FX trickery and were heavily featured on triplej’s online channels and Hottest 100 voting campaign.
Videos shot/directed by Lawrence Leung
Magic Routines Devised/Performed by Simon Coronel & Lawrence Leung
Lawrence Leung’s Unbelievable is a globe-trotting comedy documentary series that investigates the impossible and irrational. With a rare formula of science, psychology and silliness, the ABC1 comedy series has been billed as “Ghostbusters meets Mythbusters”.
Photo: Ben King
The first half of the series is about the paranormal and asks whether the truth really “out there” or inside our minds?
EP 1: Psychics
EP 2: Ghosts
EP 3: UFO
The second half of the series takes a look at deception and illusion in more familiar worlds.
EP 4: Magic
EP 5: Manipulation
EP 6: The Experiment
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Nominated for Best Television Comedy at the 2009 AFI Awards, Lawrence Leung’s “Choose Your Own Adventure” is a 6-part comedy documentary that aired on ABC1 in 2009. It’s a series that asks two questions:
“What did you want to be as a kid but never got around to? What if you could do it now?”
Lawrence goes on an adventure of a lifetime to attempt to achieve his childhood dreams… it’s poignant, personal and piss funny.
Can he be a real man in a hardcore pro-wrestling ring? Can he beat the world’s fastest Rubik’s Cube speedsolvers in an underground Fight Club? Can he find MacGyver in Los Angeles? Will he prove he’s cool by breakdancing with Shabba Doo, star of cult classic “Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo”? Can he survive a rap battle on the mean streets of L.A. or rock out live on MTV? And will he find true love with his childhood crush after more than twenty years?
Guided by mentors and scrutinised by his loving but concerned parents (Lawrence’s real mum and dad), Lawrence tries to make his naïve dreams come true as an adult. Lawrence’s quest is hair-raising, heart-warming and hilarious.