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  (in credits order)

Jason Lee ... Donner

Renée Humphrey ... Meg

Jason Mewes ... Az

Carmen Llywelyn ... Cassidy (as Carmen Lee)
Martin Brooks ... Jake
Gloria Ingram ... Welfare Worker
Kristin Mosier ... Girl working party door / Additional Bigfoot
Sheryl Brooks ... Girl working party door

Joey Lauren Adams ... Hippy Chick (as Lauren Lyle)

Kevin Smith ... Himself (as Silent Bob)
Chris Pastras ... Pierre

Brian Pearson ... Velma hater

Ethan Suplee ... Ethan (as Willam Black)
Fido ... Cat at party
Lisa Zimmerman ... Bartender
Paul Zimmerman ... Ben
Rob Glancy ... Bigfoot

Bruce McDonald ... Hitchhiker
Jeff Eastman ... Hitchhiker
Malcolm Ingram Sr. ... Convenience Store Clerk

David Keeps ... Head Diaperman

Scott Mosier ... Crying Diaperman
Jon Knowles ... Whining Diaperman
Bob Millar ... Additional Diaperman / Additional Bigfoot
Danny Williamson ... Additional Diaperman
Phom Pawloski ... Additional Diaperman
Jennifer Twiner McCarron ... Additional Bigfoot (as Jennifer Twiner)
Bill Fraser ... Additional Bigfoot
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Matthew Gissing ... Fanboy #2 (uncredited)
Malcolm Ingram ... Grunge Music Fan (uncredited)

Directed by
Matthew Gissing  (as Matt Gissing)
Malcolm Ingram 
Writing credits
Malcolm Ingram (written by) and
Matthew Gissing (written by) (as Matt Gissing)

Produced by
Lisa N. Cohen .... line producer
Mark Cohen .... associate producer
Matthew Gissing .... producer (as Matt Gissing)
Malcolm Ingram .... producer
Jonah Loeb .... producer
Marie Loeb .... producer (as Marie Eggers)
Scott Mosier .... executive producer
Kevin Smith .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Brian Pearson 
Film Editing by
Matthew Gissing  (as Matt Gissing)
Malcolm Ingram 
Art Direction by
Karen Brown 
Sonia Levesque 
Costume Design by
Donna Wong 
Makeup Department
Kristin Mosier .... key makeup artist/hair
Tara Vandenberg .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Bob Millar .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mauren Brodbeck .... second second assistant director
Mitch Pelletier .... second assistant director
Vance Schneider .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Murray Stiller .... sound mixer
Jennifer Twiner McCarron .... boom operator (as Jennifer Twiner)
Tomoya Vdaka .... sound assistant
Paul Pat .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Justin Bergler .... Steadicam assistant
Mark Cohen .... Steadicam operator
Steve Cook .... lamp operator
Steve Cosens .... gaffer
Sean Elliott .... second assistant camera (as Sean Elliot)
Douglas Ferris .... dolly grip (as Doug Ferris)
Francis Kramer .... first assistant camera
Jeff Mcauley .... key grip
Bob Millar .... still photographer
Aki Shigematsu .... second assistant camera
Cesar R. Solis .... second assistant camera (as Cesar Solis)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carol Glancy .... wardrobe assistant
Karen Nicolay .... wardrobe
Other crew
Dan Floyd .... equipment manager
Marjorie Fossum .... script supervisor
Stacy Kirk .... production assistant
Jon Knowles .... production assistant
Colleen McDonald .... reader
Susan Pelletier .... production assistant
Josh Stafford .... office production assistant
Joan Walters .... catering
Kris Waroway .... reader
Neil Diamond .... special thanks

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76 min

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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Drawing Flies: The 'lost' View Askew Movie, 27 April 2002
Author: Kelv-1

If you've never heard of 'Drawing Flies', i don't blame you. If you aren't a fan of Kevin Smith, i don't know how you even got ahold of this review. But, anyways, let's focus on the movie. Very interesting indeed. When Kevin Smith was making 'Mallrats' in 1995, two friends, Malcolm Ingram and Matt Gissing, recruited cast members for their own little movie. From the Mallrats cast members, they managed to catch Jason Lee, Jason Mewes, Carmen Lee, Renne Humphrey, Ethan Suplee, Joey Lauren Adams, Scott Mosier and Kevin Smith himself. They managed to make this film which dissapeared pretty quickly. It never got a theatrical release and was only shown at small film festivals including Kevin Smith's own View Askew-fest 'Vulgarthon '98' and 'Vulgarthon 2000', festivals which feature films made by him and friends. Since then, it has became interest of all View Askew fans(Including me) who constantly bug Malcolm Ingram about it on Kevin's View Askew WWWBoard. One of the main reasons it was of interest to VA fans was because Kevin appeared as 'Silent Bob', a character he made famous in films like 'Clerks', 'Dogma' and most recently, 'Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back'. On February 26th, it finally got its release on DVD along with a whole bunch of well-deserved extra features. After reading many reviews, it is, as Malcolm says in the commentary, 90 and 10. 90 percent of people don't like it and 10 percent do. I believe that i'm in the 10 percent of the people. The first time i saw it, i wasn't really sure what to think about it but the second time i saw it, i loved it. It's a really good film. The plot follows Donner(Jason Lee), Jake(Martin Brooks), Az(Jason Mewes), Meg(Rennee Humphrey) and Cassidy(Carmen Lee) who all live off welfare in Canada but one fateful day, they are cut off of welfare and have to find a way to survive. Donner suggests to go to his uncle's cabin in the middle of the woods. But what his friends don't know is the fact that he is going crazy and is actually looking for the legendary Bigfoot. Needless to say, chaos ensues as Donner gets more and more crazy. I really thought the comedy was funny, the drama was moving and the film overall was the kind of film Hollywood should be making but if Hollywood did, they would probably butcher it up. I highly recommend seeing 'Drawing Flies', it's the kind of movie that only comes around once in a century(Yes, you heard me. A century!).

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