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Z-Listers (2014)

A passionless Z-list celebrity gets in trouble with the BBC due to copyright infringement and becomes financially unstable.



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Sci-Fi Convention Announcer (voice)
Sci-Fi Convention Announcer (voice)


A passionless Z-list celebrity gets in trouble with the BBC due to copyright infringement and becomes financially unstable.

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10 October 2014 (UK)  »

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Z-Lister 2  »

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£2,200 (estimated)
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Executive producer John Atkins and director Kris Smith visited various BBC buildings for shooting the first scene when Chris arrives there. But every building declined permission for them to film. So instead as a plan B, they found a random smart-looking building and super-imposed the BBC logo on the building, making it look like a convincing, real BBC building. See more »


The sound recordist is visible when Edward escorts Chris into his warehouse. See more »


Chris Baker: Hello mate, you alright?
Edward the Bastard: Never you mind "mate", where's the money you owe me eh? I tried calling you eight times this week, and you still haven't replied!
Chris Baker: I've got phone problems, my phone...
Edward the Bastard: If I don't get my money soon, then you'll have to sign those pretty pictures with broken fingers! Plus, you owe me an extra tenner.
Chris Baker: An extra tenner? How did that happen?
Edward the Bastard: Cause that's what I had to pay to get into this virgin-filled-wank fest!
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »


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feature film.
15 October 2014 | by See all my reviews

Aboslutey incredible low budget film. Starring a team of actors who know how to captivate their audience. Director Kris Smith brings a whole new outlook on the 'z-lister' name, creating a masterpiece. The hand held camera work makes the perspective personal, making you feel as though you're in the film. Darren potter plays a convincing role as johnny depp, pulling the ladies as one would with the appearance as jack sparrow. For a sequel to 'z-lister', it definitely beats all expectation and defines the reality of a struggling ex actor. Sex, violence and comedy rolled into one. If there's one Norwich based film you watch this year, make it this one!

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