Rod Taylor – Pulling No Punches


1 x 60’ or 1 x 90’

Year of Production


Production Company

Lowlands Media and Inkwell Films

Commissioned By

Foxtel Australia



A unique look into the life of a Hollywood icon

Rod Taylor was Australia’s most famous Hollywood star in the 1960s. One of his most memorable roles was in H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine. He also featured in Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds and starred alongside John Wayne in The Train Robbers. Taylor’s rugged on-screen and off-screen persona created a brand of Australian masculinity now enjoyed by actors such as Mel Gibson, Russell Crowe and Sam Worthington. This enlightening and very personal documentary features interviews with Rod Taylor before his death in 2015. There are also interviews with a variety of actors, including Tippi Hedren and Dame Maggie Smith, as well as producers and directors who reflect on his colourful life and career.