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4 November 2002 (UK) See more »
Documentary about the making of Danny Boyle's end-of-the-world style horror movie, 28 Days Later. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Lisa I'Anson ... Narrator (voice)
Andy Coghlan ... Himself, reporter, New Scientist Magazine
Brian Duerden ... Himself, professor, Public Health & Leisure Support

Naomie Harris ... Herself

Danny Boyle ... Himself
Andrew Macdonald ... Himself
John Stanford ... Himself, professor, University College London

Cillian Murphy ... Himself

Brendan Gleeson ... Himself

Christopher Eccleston ... Himself
Megan Burns ... Herself
Henry Camilleri ... Himself, military advisor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Marvin Campbell ... Himself (uncredited)

Junior Laniyan ... Himself (uncredited)

Ray Panthaki ... Himself (uncredited)

Directed by
Toby James 
Produced by
Kieran Breen .... executive producer
Kate Bulow .... executive producer
Albert Sharpe .... producer
Film Editing by
Matt Barker 
Glyn Robonson  (as Glyn Robinson)
Sound Department
Freddie Claire .... location sound (as Freddy Claire)
Penny Hull .... dubbing mixer
Chris Ritchie .... dubbing mixer
Gabriel Scott .... location sound (as Gabrielle Scott)
Camera and Electrical Department
Mark Austin .... camera operator
Nick Barnett .... camera operator
Iain Ovenden .... camera operator (as Ian Ovenden)
Will Potter .... camera operator
Other crew
Mark Daly .... reconstruction director

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20 min
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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Not enough of anything, 11 July 2004
Author: vaudevillejones from London, UK

I think that there is a lot to be said about 28 Days Later, as this documentary makes clear. The creation of a deserted London, the military training the actors went through, the camera-work and the special effects, the inspiration for the story- but this documentary just touches on these things without going into any depth. It spends a lot of time on the possibility of a killer pandemic breaking out in a way that is utterly undisturbing. There have been plenty of terrifying disease outbreaks in the world that have been a genuine cause for concern, and this one concentrates on... foot-and-mouth, a disease that is only frightening if you're a farmer. There are lots of very clever people talking about biology pointlessly. The bits dealing with the film itself are equally shallow. We get a few "this movie is great, go see it" bits from the cast and crew (in which Christopher Eccleston ends up looking extremely luvvieish). The bits on the making of the movie tell you very little. What they tell you is enough to make you curious, but is ultimately unsatisfying. Example: we are told the cast playing soldiers went through a military boot camp. But there is very little on the boot camp itself. We learn that the makeup effects were complicated, but we get nothing beyond the standard "gruelling six hours in makeup" anecdotes that all actors tell whether you want them to or not. Then add to that the overuse of clips from the film that are only vaguely relevant to the documentary. Mention of the military intervention in the foot-and-mouth crisis is followed by Major West's "We must be a disappointment to you" speech. Mention of hospitals is followed by Jim awaking from his coma. This is pointless filler if you've seen the film and spoils a lot of the impact if you haven't. Really, this should have been an hour-long documentary on the film itself. As it is, it's rushed and frankly dull. Don't waste your half hour.

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