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Mae Day: The Crumbling of a Documentary (1992)

After a student documentary project on a transsexual entertainer falls apart, the two director/producers have to come up with another documentary. This is what they came up with.
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Emelda Mae ...
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Himself - Director
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Himself - Director
Jon Stoddart ...
Himself - Documentary Instructor
Bryan Wert ...
Himself - Executive Producer
Kevin Shortt ...
Himself - Editor
Janice Stone ...
Herself - Camera
Octavian Debau ...
Himself - Lighting
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A series of interviews with the crew, various teachers, and the director/producers tell the story of a student documentary project. One that happened to fall through due to a lack of planning and preparedness. Written by Vince Yim

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Kevin Smith completed this documentary while studying at Vancouver Film School. He eventually withdrew from the program. See more »

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The ending credits contain two outtakes, with Jon Stoddart pausing over his lines and the boom mic (intentionally?) lowered into Kevin Smith's head during an interview. See more »

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25 April 2016 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Mae Day: The Crumbling of a Documentary (1992)

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Kevin Smith and Scott Mosier made this short in film school and I must admit that I thought it was quite awful. Basically the filmmakers in the film are doing a documentary on a transsexual named Emelda Mae but the production doesn't go as planned.

MAE DAY is a pretty darn awful film and I think both Smith and Mosier know this since their introduction has them darkened out in a joke to keep their identity hidden. Even they call it a piece of junk and that's exactly what it is. There's just nothing funny about anything going on and the overall tone is just all over the place. I'm not sure if the documentary footage was from a real film and Smith and Mosier just added some of the dialogue about a troubled production or what. Either way it's not funny, clever or shows any signs of what the two would eventually do in their careers.


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