Shooting Clerks
The Clerk
Film poster
Directed byChristopher Downie
Written byChristopher Downie
Produced byBrett Murray
Felix Kay
Ryan James
Sav Rodgers
StarringKevin Smith
Mark Frost
Brian O'Halloran
Matthew Postlethwaite
Chris Bain
Scott Schiaffo
Harry Mitchell
Jason Mewes
CinematographyChristopher Downie
Edited byChristopher Downie
Music byHonah Lee
Production
companies
Auld Reekie Media
Pink Plaid
Professional Amateur Productions
Release date
TBA
CountriesUnited Kingdom
United States
LanguageEnglish

Shooting Clerks is a British-American biographical comedy-drama film directed by Christopher Downie and starring Brian O'Halloran, Mark Frost, Jason Mewes, Scott Schiaffo, Matthew Postlethwaite and Kevin Smith.[1] It was produced by Auld Reekie Media.[2] It had a preview screening in Orlando, Florida on October 22, 2016.[3] The film had a special screening in Kevin Smith's home town of Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey on November 11, 2016.[4]

The film had an advance UK screening at the Prince Charles Cinema, London on January 16, 2018.[5]

The film was given a special advance screening at San Diego Comic-Con on July 20, 2019, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the release of Clerks.[6]

Summary

A biographical dramedy detailing how Kevin Smith bankrolled his $27,000 first film with maxed-out credit cards and garnered career-making critical attention at the Sundance Film Festival when Clerks debuted there in 1994.[7]

Cast

Production

The original Indiegogo fundraiser, set up to fund the project, reached 9% (£2,540) of its target.[8] Two additional fundraisers, one for finishing funds, the other for post-production, reached 103% (US$3,605)[7] and 109% (US$2,120),[9] respectively. Filming took place in St Andrews, Scotland; Florida; and New Jersey, respectively.[1]

On March 27, 2016, the teaser trailer was released.[10]

In September 2016, the trailer for the film was released.[11][12]

Reception

Awards

The film won the Orlando Film Festival Indie Spirit Award.[13] The film also won "Audience Choice Feature Film" at Monmouth Film Festival.[14]

Release

Shooting Clerks had a preview screening in Orlando, Florida on October 22, 2016.[3] The film had a special screening in Kevin Smith's home town of Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey on November 11, 2016.[4]

On January 16, 2018, the film had an advance screening at the Prince Charles Cinema, London.[5]

On July 20, 2019, a rough cut of the film was screened at San Diego Comic-Con, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Clerks' release.[6]

The final cut premiered on August 13, 2023, in Atlantic Highlands.[15]

References

  1. ^ a b c Labrecque, Jeff (November 26, 2014). "Kevin Smith to cameo in his own biopic". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on October 23, 2015. Retrieved December 18, 2014.
  2. ^ Bloom, David (March 29, 2015). "'Shooting Clerks' Trailer For Biopic of Kevin Smith Arrives". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on October 4, 2015. Retrieved March 30, 2015.
  3. ^ a b "TICKETS (22nd OCT)". m.facebook.com.
  4. ^ a b "Shooting Clerks - New York Premiere Event". Eventbrite.
  5. ^ a b "Kevin Smith biopic 'Shooting Clerks' gets UK premiere!". Indie Mac User. 2017-11-13. Retrieved 2018-01-30.
  6. ^ a b "Comic-Con 2019: Shooting Clerks". comiccon2019.sched.com.
  7. ^ a b "Shooting Clerks - Kevin Smith Biopic". Indiegogo.com. Retrieved December 18, 2014.
  8. ^ "The Kevin Smith Biopic - Shooting Clerks". Indiegogo.com. Retrieved January 8, 2015.
  9. ^ "Shooting Clerks - Post Production Fundraiser". Indiegogo.com. Retrieved January 8, 2015.
  10. ^ "Shooting Clerks Trailer: The Kevin Smith Biopic". /Film. March 30, 2015.
  11. ^ Nordine, Michael (September 21, 2016). "Shooting Clerks' Trailer: New Movie Goes Behind the Scenes of Kevin Smith's Indie Classic".
  12. ^ "‘Shooting Clerks’ Trailer: It’s All About Making A Movie With Your Friends","www.slashfilm.com", September 20, 2016
  13. ^ "FILM AWARDS". ORLANDO FILM FESTIVAL.
  14. ^ Santos, Ang (15 August 2017). "How A Small Town Clerk Created a Cult Classic". www.wbgo.org.
  15. ^ "It's finally time! Tickets are ON SALE NOW for..." Facebook. July 11, 2023. Retrieved July 12, 2023.