Australia is not known forfeature-length mockumentaries but Palace has justsigned on for Razzle Dazzle - A Journey Into Dance, while Madman next week releases Kenny, which is getting rave reviewsfrom some critics for its humour and loveable nature.

Both productions are shot in fly-on-the-wall style. Razzle Dazzle is set in the catty world of dance eisteddfods (orcompetitive festivals), where parents live vicariously through their children.

Kenny follows theadventures of an employee in a company that rents out toilets for big events.

Razzle Dazzle was directed byDarren Ashton, produced by Jodi Matterson, Andrena Finlay and Al Clark, andstars Kerry Armstrong and Ben Miller.

"Part Strictly Ballroom,part Spinal Tap, Razzle Dazzle presents us with a world only glimpsed on Dancing With TheStars," said Benjamin Zeccola, Palace Filmsexecutive director.

Palace will release the film in 2007 and Celluloid Dreams is handlinginternational sales.

International rights are available for Kenny, which was financed privately without the pressure of gettinga sales agent and is owned by its sole investor, Glenn Preusker,who just happens to run a corporate toilet rental company.

The production of the film was a family affair with Clayton Jacobsondirecting his father Ronald, son Jesse and brotherShane, who plays the title role. The brothers co-wrote the script, fed by Preusker's anecdotes.

Meanwhile, one of Australia's newestdistributors, Jump Street Films has acquired the much-awarded The Italian as its third release andwill co-distribute with Sharmill Films. It will haveits Australian premiere at the Russian Film Festival and will release in Australia in January, soonafter it opens in North America through Sony PicturesClassics. The Italian is about asix-year-old from a boys' home who bravely sets out to find his mother. JumpStreet's other releases have been A GuideTo Recognizing Your Saints and The King.