Silent film tributes
  by Australia's leading mime artist, Rod Lara

  Charlie Chaplin tribute

A classic, instantly recognisable character, Chaplin's Little Tramp character epitomizes physical comedy and grace.

Being a mime artist, Rod's progression to portraying the iconic Charlie was a natural one, in which he has done so throughout the years.

'His Jovial Lift'

A Chaplin tribute short film made for the 'Chaplin Days 2021' event at the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum, California (USA)

Tramp: Rod Lara

Written, produced & directed by Rod Lara
Winner of the 'Best Use of Humor' Award.

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'The Parachute Guest'

2nd Chaplin tribute short film made for the 'Chaplin Days 2022' event at the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum, California (USA)

A tramp: Rod Lara

A waiter: Paul McCluskey

Camera: Glen Cook
Music: David MacLeod

Written, produced & directed by Rod Lara

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            'Albury pays tribute to Charlie Chaplin'

During September and October of 2018, Rod was asked to make various appearances as Charlie not only for the Charlie Chaplin exhibition (Albury Library & Museum) and its film festival (Regent Cinemas) but to also host the Guiness Book of Records attempt to have as many Charlie look alikes as possible in the one place - this particular place was QEII Square, Albury.

The Charlie Chaplin Exhibition, which is organized by avid Chaplin collector Paddy MacDonald.

Photos appeared in The Border Mail newspaper during the Guiness Book of Records attempt.
Photographer: Mark Jesser

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Sydney Road Festival

Rod Lara as Charlie Chaplin performing at the Sydney Road Festival. Melbourne, Australia.

   Buster Keaton tribute

'Damfino'

A tribute short film to the Great Stone face - Buster Keaton. 

Created & screened at the Buster Keaton Convention in October 2021 in Muskegon, Michigan (USA)

Rod Lara as Buster.
Written, produced & directed by Rod Lara