Cops and Monsters – Scottish sci-fi series crowdfunding for Series 2

‘Cops and Monsters’ is an on-going supernatural police thriller set in a near future Scotland. Created by 34-year old screenwriter and indie film producer Fraser Coull. The series follows the ‘Paranormal Investigation Team Scotland (PITS)’ as they police and protect the supernatural community in a near-future Scotland.

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Shooting Clerks – UK Premiere Review

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 FrostChris Bain, Jay Booton, Tom Sullivan, Stephanie Price, Brett Murray and features cameos from several original Clerks cast members including Brian O’HallaranScott 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.

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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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Auld Reekie Media release ‘Babble-On Begins: The Director’s Cut’

Scottish Independent production company Auld Reekie Media have released ‘Babble-On Begins: The Director’s Cut on YouTube.

The original ultra-low budget ‘Babble-On Begins‘ shorts were released in 2012; a super-hero themed short based on the podcast Hollywood Babble-On and it’s hosts Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman are transformed intp their superhero equivalents in these highly comic and enjoyable shorts.

This ‘special edition’ features the two original Babble-On shorts in a much improved version including new/previously un-seen footage. Continue reading

‘Auld Reekie Media’ Update – ‘Kevin Smith’ inspired short films.

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.10632754_777435919017203_7516422047766196789_n

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New promo images for ‘Shooting Clerks’ (Kevin Smith Biopic)

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

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!