Australia’s new short film invites the world to Come and Say G’day

Australia’s new short film invites the world to Come and Say G’day

01 November 2022

Tourism Australia has created a live-action short film with CGI animated characters. The short film, G’day, debuts today, and is part of a new global tourism campaign inviting international travellers to Come and Say G’day, and plan and book an Australian adventure of their own.

Short Film Still - G'day - Ruby & Louie, Nitmiluk National Park, Northern Territory

Directed by acclaimed Australian director, Michael Gracey (The Greatest Showman), G’day the short film shows the unlikely adventure of a plush souvenir kangaroo named Ruby, voiced by beloved Australian actor Rose Byrne, and a toy unicorn, Louie, voiced by actor Will Arnett.

Short Film Still - G'day - Ruby & Louie, Melbourne, Victoria

Rose Byrne voiceover recording - Come and Say G'dayG’day, Will Arnett as Louie - Come and Say G’day

The short film follows Ruby and Louie as they ‘break out’ of a gift shop on the Great Barrier Reef and take an incredible adventure around Australia, visiting iconic sites including Sydney Harbour, Melbourne's laneways, and stunning natural landscapes like Uluṟu and Nitmiluk Gorge. Along the way, they explore the magnitude of travel experiences Australia has to offer, connect with Australia’s Indigenous cultures, and learn why every great adventure starts with the unmistakably Aussie greeting, “G’day!”.

Rose Byrne - Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory, Australia

Rose Byrne, Charmaine Kulitja - Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory - Come and Say G'day

Rose Byrne in her new role as Tourism Australia’s Global Ambassador and the voice of Ruby, said, “Having the opportunity to voice Ruby was such an honour - she’s a representative for what it means to be an Aussie - she is warm, welcoming, but also endlessly curious and seeing Australia for the first time. I’m so excited to be able to help welcome travellers to our beautiful country.”

Tourism Australia Managing Director, Phillipa Harrison, said, “Come and Say G’day is unashamedly and unmistakably Australian. After a challenging time around the world, our uplifting and joyful campaign will stand out in what is a highly competitive international tourism market.”

Mr Brent Anderson, RGM SSEA

Tourism Australia Regional General Manager, South & South East Asia (SSEA), Brent Anderson, said G’day marks an exciting new chapter in telling the story of Australia to the world.

“The South and Southeast Asian (SSEA) markets have been critical to Australia’s recovery this year, and I’m really excited to reveal our new campaign to inspire even more regional visitors to explore Australia. We know that travellers from this region are looking to holiday in destinations that feel familiar and welcoming, and offer a chance to explore new cities, landscapes and culture.

Through Ruby and Louie’s adventures, we invite travellers to Come and Say G’day – where they can build new authentic connections with friendly Australian locals and communities, our incredible nature, wildlife, islands and beaches, and enjoy our delicious food and drink.”

G’day, the short film watch it here:


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