A new independent film tells the story behind the making of Kevin Smith’s first film, Clerks.
Kevin Smith’s debut film Clerks, released in 1994, started the career of the young filmmaker. In the twenty-two years since it’s release, the stories of the films production has inspired other young filmmakers to also try their hand at creating their own stories for the big screen.
One such man, 31-year-old Christopher Downie, has created Shooting Clerks, the story behind the films production. Shot in black and white, this documentary/fiction hybrid mimics the style of its source in both tone and style.
Whilst the film does contain an original cast, several members of the original Clerks team also make an appearance including, Brian O’Halloran,Marilyn Ghigliotti,Walter Flanagan and the Clerks director, Kevin Smith. There’s also an appearance by the Angry Video Game Nerd, James Rolfe.
The film is set to play at the following festivals :
- 22 October 2016 (Orlando Film Festival, Orlando)
- 10 November 2016 (Anthology Film Archives, New York)
- 11 November 2016 (Atlantic Cinemas 5, New Jersey)
The trailer for Shooting Clerks can be seen below. Find out more at the Shooting Clerks Facebook page.