The Wizards of Aus is a new six part comedy series from youtube filmmaker Michael Shanks (no not the Stargate one), previously known for his videogame related content such as Box Art Battle.
The premise of the new series is simple. A wizard, played Shanks, gets fed up with the stupidity and violence of the ‘Wizard Realm’ and instead decides to move to the suburbs of Melbourne. However this move is fraught with difficulties as he and the other magicals who end up following his move cause major problems, such as transforming a building into a collection of giant fish, and become the center of an immigration debate that seeks to get rid of them all.
The series brilliantly makes fun of fantasy tropes while also being a cutting satire on the immigration debate and islamopobia gripping several countries, including Australia, presently with a fake politician who’ll be familiar to many who have seen the likes of Nick Griffin or Donald Trump. I’d highly recommend it to my fellow O-Deckers and the whole thing can currently be watched on youtube, with the first part embedded below.