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Attack of the Herbals (2011) Poster

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Bennett Campbell's name plays homage to Commando and The Evil Dead.
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The budget for 'Attack of the Herbals' was £15,000, only £1,000 was spent on the actual shooting of the movie.
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All the cast and crew worked for free. Shooting could only take place at the weekends as the actors all had 9-5 day jobs.
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'Attack of the Herbals' took 35 full shooting days to complete stretched over a nine month period.
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The movie was shot on a single Canon 5d camera.
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Director David Ryan Keith edited the movie in his bedroom during the week while the actors and crew returned to their 9 - 5 day jobs. The film was cut and the audio was mixed on Avid Media Composer 5.
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To get the 'Roadrunner' up to speed during the scooter chase, actor Richard Currie's wheelchair was attached to a pick-up truck with a rope.
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'Danny the Pincer' played by Lee Hutcheon would draw his lobster tattoo on himself before filming. His long hair is in fact his real girl friends hair extensions.
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'Attack of the Herbals' had its world wide premiere at the 'American Film Market' in 2011.
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'Herbals had to be re-written half way through shooting to allow Calum Booth's hair to grow back after his hairdresser mistook his request to "just tidy it up" as "give me a mohawk".
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One local person called the police claiming the cast and crew had "blocked his road" with a set of camera tracks that were removed whenever needed. He felt he could not drive the other way up his street as it was too much of an inconvenience to travel 26 yards more to reach his destination of the local shop, that was 200 yards away.
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The UK distributor released the DVD with a faulty movie score track on the 5.1 & 2.0 mix. Both composer Leah Kardos & Director David Ryan Keith are still lost for words regarding the huge mistake. The U.S will have a perfect version on release.
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Richard Currie & Liam Matheson have starred in many of director David Ryan Keith's earlier short films. Look out for 'Evil in the Hills' & 'Demonic' online.
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When not acting in front of the camera the actors would have to work as part of the actual movie crew. Richard Currie (The Roadrunner) would work with the directors girl friend Lorraine Cox (Production Manager) pulling focus, while Liam Matheson (Bennett Campbell) would take charge of the sound recording. Towards the end of filming various other actors and crew would help out behind the camera.
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Richard Currie was so upset at the sight of his teeth on screen he had them all replaced shortly after Attack of the Herbals wrapped.
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Daniel Greavey's role as the bumbling accountant "Daniel" was actually three seperate characters in the script, but after a solid performance on his debut, Greavey was asked to return on several occasions.
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Richard Currie announced his retirement to acting after one bad review.
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Shooting had to be stopped on Sunday 27th of June on the rare occasion it was too hot to continue. The crew returned home for a barbeque and watched England get beat 4-2 by Germany.
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Lindsay Cromar was dragged approximately 500ft with very little protection on his feet over wood floors. He sustained heavy blisterring and wasnt able to walk right for a week.
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David Ryan Keith made soup often for the cast and crew which on one occasion included the documentation for the new flask he had bought.
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Herbals played at the Cineworld Cinema the day before Pirates of the Carribean 4 was released.
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