It's not everyday you get to see someone playing yourself in a movie.
Retired Major and long-time Buninyiong RSL member Bill Akell got the chance last month when 'Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan' premiered in Queensland.
The feature-length film hits Ballarat cinemas this week.
We caught up with the veteran about what it was like to be part of a small team facing 2500 enemy soldiers - and what they did when the ammo ran out...
Toby Blome (image NIDA) plays a 19-year-old Private Bill Akell
Ballarat actor Aaron Glenane takes on the role of Captain Morrie Stanley, Central Victorian-born actor Travis Fimmel plays Major Harry Smith and Richard Roxburgh is Brigadier David Jackson.
Check out the trailer for 'Danger Close'...
And here's a sneak peak behind the scenes..
This damaged photo shows Jack Kirby, Geoff Kendall and Bill Akell (right).
If you want to see 'Danger Close' in Ballarat, here are the session times...
Cast and crew of Danger Close in July 2019 with Bill Akers (far right).
Bill with the actor who played him, Toby Bome
Bill and wife Carol on the red carpet in Queensland last month.
Bill with actor Luke Bracey
Images: W Akell