Review by Ben Gummery
Disclaimer; as a long time fan and supporter of the project, this may not be the most unbiased review but i still wanted to share my thoughts.
‘Shooting Clerks‘ is a biopic of writer/director Kevin Smith which focuses on the production of his 1994 debut hit film Clerks as well as looking into the events that preceded and followed it. From writer/director Christopher Downie and producers Brett Murray & Ryan James the film stars Mark Frost, Chris Bain, Jay Booton, Tom Sullivan, Stephanie Price, Brett Murray and features cameos from several original Clerks cast members including Brian O’Hallaran, Scott Schiaffo, Marilyn Ghigliotti, Ernie O’Donnell & Kevin Smith.
After several preview screenings and festival appearances in the USA & UK the film had its UK Premiere at The Prince Charles Cinema on Tuesday 16th January 2018 followed by a Q&A with cast & crew.
It’s been a long road for Scotland-based Indie film-makers Auld Reekie Media; but their debut feature ‘Shooting Clerks’ is finally getting it’s UK Premiere at the famous Prince Charles Cinema on 16th January 2018 @ 8:45pm . This is a momentous occasion as Kevin Smith himself has previously held several screenings at the venue; most recently for Yoga Hosers in 2016.
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.
It’s been a long road for Scotland-based Indie film-makers Auld Reekie Media; but their debut feature ‘Shooting Clerks’ is finally getting it’s first screening. The film is a biopic of writer/director Kevin Smith which focuses on the production of his 1994 debut hit film Clerks as well as looking into the events that preceded and followed it.
Scottish independent production company ‘Auld Reekie Media‘ have been producing a series of short films based on the life and works of indie writer/director Kevin Smith.
Kevin Smith announced on his Smodcast podcast that a video game featuring the charecters of Jay & Silent Bob (first seen in the 1994 film Clerks) is being developed. They have previously appeared only in the mobile games ‘Let Us Dance’ and ‘Too Fat To Fly’.
Scottish production company Auld Reekie Media have released promo images showing off the casting for upcoming film Shooting Clerks which is a biopic of writer/director Kevin Smith; focussing on the production of his debut film, Clerks.
The cast includes many new actors such as Mark Frost portraying Kevin Smith as well as cameos from original Clerks cast members including Brian O’Hallaran, Marilyn Ghigliotti & Scott Schiaffo.
The film is still an in-demand project on IndieGoGo as the film-makers try to secure additional post-production funding and there is a great range of perks available. Continue reading
Written by Benjamin Gummery
We spend a lot of time on this blog talking about other people’s projects; however this post is about a personal passion project of mine.
I was really inspired by Scottish Indie film-makers AuldReekieMedia (namely director Christopher Downie & producer Brett Murray who started making YouTube shorts based on works, life & times of writer/director Kevin Smith. Smith is probably my favourite director of all time…I have always loved listening to his Q&As, podcasts and commentary tracks; especially the stories behind making such cult films as Clerks. But now…these guys are bringing these stories to life in film in such an accurate and respectful way.
I even started off the blog properly with my first major article which featured Auld Reekie Media; ‘Kevin Smith, Podcasts & the power of Fandom’ so it has been part of the journey of the blog all along. I pick up their story later on with the release of the trailer for ‘Shooting Clerks’; a feature-length biopic of Kevin Smith focussing on the production of the film Clerks, a story I have always loved.
This led me to thinking how I could practically help out the project further with the resources at my disposal. I had already made contact with some of the original Clerks cast members for interviews and I knew a few other people from the project so putting together some kind of long-distance video project seemed feasible. This led to the idea of ‘Shooting Clerks (Kevin Smith Biopic) – A Thank-You’.
Smith confirmed on Twitter his first draft of the script is finished. https://twitter.com/thatkevinsmith/status/597772090704465920
Smith has been quoted as saying Stan Lee’s role in the film (previously announced) will be slightly more substantial than his cameo appearance in the original film.
12/04/15 Kevin Smith recently announced the long-awaited sequel to his 1995 comedy Mallrats; Mallrats 2 (also known as Mallrats 2: Die Hard in a Mall). This was first announced on 12th March 2015 via this cryptic tweet and later confirmed on one of Smith’s podcasts. https://twitter.com/thatkevinsmith/status/576163254717673472 This was originally pegged for filming in 2016….but has been steadily moved forward for various reasons and this will now be the next film smith shoots this summer; see more here. Casting Announcements Smith has began to announce many original cast members will be reprising their roles; as confirmed by special ‘selfies’ they have taken to show their involvement in the project. Cast announced so far: Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Michael Rooker, Jeremy London, Renee Humphrey, Brian O’Hallaran, Scott Mosier, Bryan Johnson, Walt Flanagan, Joey Lauren Adams, Jason Lee, Ethan Suplee, Shannon Doherty, Claire Forlaini & Stan Lee.
Smith has said his script includes 18 returning characters as well as six new characters.
New cast members added so far – Ralph Garman.
There have been a lot of casting announcements recently following the news that Kevin Smith would be making a sequel to his second film; Mallrats 2.
We were also told that production had been brought forward to 2015, after filming on his other major project Clerks III.
However, Smith announced today that Mallrats 2 has been pushed forward to shoot before Clerks III due to the availability of a disused mall location he wants for the film which is soon to be demolished.