Kevin Smith biopic ‘Shooting Clerks’ gets UK premiere!

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.

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Trailer for Kevin Smith biopic ‘Shooting Clerks’ released!

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.

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‘Shooting Clerks’ to premiere in Orlando, New York & New Jersey

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.14352009_892113034255396_6995345316692933627_o

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The story of ‘Shooting Clerks (Kevin Smith Biopic) – A Thank-You’

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.

shootingclerksI 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.

kevinsmith_micI 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’.

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2nd teaser for Shooting Clerks (Kevin Smith Biopic) released.

Scottish production company Auld Reekie Media has released the second teaser 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.

This teaser was released on Kevin Smith’s own official YouTube Channel ‘Smodcast Internet Television‘.

See the first teaser trailer here!

‘Shooting Clerks’ (Kevin Smith biopic) teaser released!

Scottish production company Auld Reekie Media has released the first teaser 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.

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’Hallaran, Marilyn Ghigliotti, Scott SchiaffoErnie O’Donnell and many others associated with Smith. Smith himself is expected to narrate the film.

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.

Please follow the film-makers Facebook & Twitter for updates on the release of this film.

This release is well timed following the release of Smith’s horror/thriller Tusk, the announcement that the second sequel to Clerks, Clerks III will shoot this year and also amidst the news that Smith is putting together a sequel to his 1995 follow-up film Mallrats.


 

See Also
Kevin Smith, Podcasts and the power of Fandom
Tusk UK release date

Behind The Blog: Our 2014 In Review

Here at IndieMacUser we’d like to wish all our readers and friends world-wide a very Happy and Prosperous New Year!

We made a smattering of posts in 2013 but the kevinsmith_micblog really kicked off and started getting noticed after a lull in posting on August 14th 2014 with the article Kevin Smith, Podcasts & the power of Fandom‘; still our most popular feature to date.

This article received a really great response worldwide and even led to a guest appearance on Kevin Smith ‘fan podcast’ ThatmanOnFatman. Continue reading

Interview: Scott Schiaffo – Character Actor from ‘Clerks’ 20 Years On

To mark the anniversary of the release of the indie hit film Clerks(1994) from writer/director Kevin Smith we talk to character actor/musician Scott Schiaffo who played ‘Chewlies Gum Guy’; a memorable comic character part in the film.

A native of New Jersey, Scott got his big screen début in 1994 with Clerks but has gone on to appear in many independent films and shorts; including another notable character part as Travis Lee in the film Vulgar(2000) from director Brian Johnson and executive producers Kevin Smith/Scott Mosier.

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