Scottish production company Auld Reekie Media has released the full red-band trailer for their much anticipated biopic of writer/director Kevin Smith titled ‘Shooting Clerks‘. The film will focus on the production of his 1994 debut hit film Clerks as well as looking into the events that preceded and followed it.
The film was selected for the Orlando Film Festival in October where it will receive it’s world premiere. There will be two further screenings November 10th & 11th in New York and New Jersey (details here). The film-makers are also reportedly in talks with Netflix.Director Christopher Downie and Producer Brett Murray have previously worked on several Kevin Smith themed projects; most notably the short ‘Get GREEDO!‘ which was posted on Smith’s own ‘Smodco Internet Television‘ YouTube channel.The cast features actors portraying Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes & many other actors/others involved with the making of Clerks but interestingly also includes cameo and small-role appearances from many original Clerks cast members including Brian O’Halloran, Marilyn Ghigliotti, Scott Schiaffo, Ernest O’Donnell, Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Scott Mosier, Walter Flanagan as well as Ming Chen, Mike Zapcic and many others associated with Smith.
Production was split between UK & US with principal photography taking place in Scotland while key locations were filmed by a 2nd Unit in and around New Jersey, USA. Funding for for film came from several crowd-funding campaigns as well as individual investors.