Event Report by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)
London’s biggest con is back and bigger than ever. There were stalls galore, the original 66 Batmobile flanked by the Bat boat and bike (a bittersweet reminder the late great Adam West was due to attend), a cosplay stage and talks both paid and unpaid throughout the 3 days of the event ran by Showmasters and held once again at London Olympia on 28th – 30th July 2017.
“Meeting our heroes really can turn us all into children in the best possible way.”
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.
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.
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.
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!
There has been an increase in activity from writer/director Kevin Smith 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 the news that Smith is putting together a sequel to his 1995 follow-up film Mallrats.
IndieMacUser editor Ben Gummery; as a dedicated follower of all current Kevin Smith news has been approached by popular Kevin Smith ‘fanzine’ podcast ThatmanOnFatman to present a weekly news update segment for the show titled ‘SMeadlines‘.
The first episode has just aired, check it out!
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 Schiaffo, Ernie 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.
Kevin Smith, Podcasts and the power of Fandom
Tusk UK release date
The podcasting medium is now as popular and visible as ever; in-part thanks to big-name podcasters such as Kevin Smith, Adam Carolla, Marc Maron & Leo Laporte. However the majority of podcasts are started in obscurity by people with no previous media/radio experience. So why do people do it?
We talked to a group of podcasters from around the world and asked them what their show is, how they created it and why they do it.
“In poker they say all you need is a chip & a chair to play. Well I learned in podcasting all you need is a laptop & a mic…”
‘Doctor Squee’ (Gallifrey Stands)
“I’ve always believed that podcasting needs the content to attract a listener and then loads of personality, truth and storytelling to keep them listening.”
Jason (7 Days A Geek)
“I love podcasting. I love everything about it. It is such a great medium. It takes work and dedication to build an audience but anyone with passion and motivation can create a successful podcast” –
Scott Holden (ThatmanOnFatman)
UPDATE – 29/05/15
Tusk is available to Buy on iTunes in the UK. Click here. Also now available on Sky Store, Amazon Instant Video and Google Play.
Tusk is already released for Pre-Order on DVD in UK. Release date currently 8th June.
Available from Amazon and Zavvi.
People tweeted (@sonypicturesuk) using hashtag #TuskUKYes to show support for a UK release. Some tweets featured below. Continue reading
Writer/director Kevin Smith let slip on his podcast Hollywood Babble-On (an entertainment/chat show co-hosted by Ralph Garman) that he had secured funding for the long-awaited film Clerks III. This is reportedly as a result of renewed interest following Smith’s recent horror/comedy Tusk.
Smith made his film debut with Clerks in 1994; shooting the film for around $27,000 paid on various credit cards before selling the film to Miramax at the Sundance film festival. He went on to further successes with films such as Dogma, Chasing Amy & Jersey Girl before returning to Clerks with Clerks II in 2006. Continue reading