Pensioner Raymond Borzelli had never heard of Hollywood actor Sam Worthington.
But he'd now like to thank him.
"Thank you Shane Worthington!" Borzelli said. Umm that's Sam.
The dancing 86-year old pensioner was featured in Tropfest entry, Better Than Sinatra, which scooped second prize at Tropfest. Worthington loved the film so much he chose to go off-script and offer an impromptu $3000 award to Borzelli, who sadly was not present for the ceremony at The Domain, sparking a citywide hunt for him.
Better Than Sinatra director and producer Jefferson Grainger said he tried desperately to track down Borzelli, "We lost him yesterday ... We had cops searching CCTV footage for all the busking sites in the city."
The answer was simple, Borzelli was asleep, "I'd been busking all day at The Rocks and I was tired so I went home and was in bed by 7 o'clock."