Z-Listers (2014)

 |  Comedy, Drama  |  10 October 2014 (UK)
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A passionless Z-list celebrity gets in trouble with the BBC due to copyright infringement and becomes financially unstable.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Willy Bailey ...
Kathy - BBC Executive
Peter - BBC Executive
Ian - BBC Executive
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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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Composer Doug Waters intentionally composed music that is a different version of the first film's soundtrack, making it slightly similar. This was to bring a familiar feel to the theme and the universe in which the characters live in. See more »


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


The Compere: Hey there big fella, do you mind keeping it down a bit? Cause you're making everyone a bit nervous...
Edward the Bastard: Do you think I care? I want to speak to my good pal Chris!
The Compere: Great, fantastic. Thing is he's currently at work at the moment. So if you wanna come back next year, we got some fantastic stuff lined up, and you can follow us on Facebook, see what else we're doing...
Edward the Bastard: You trying to kick me out?
The Compere: Errr... No! No, course not!
Edward the Bastard: No? Seems like you were!
The Compere: Okay, I've tried to be nice. But if you don't leave ...
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The beginning credits are done in handwriting, as if it's done like an autograph See more »


References Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) See more »


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Completely original, charming and hilarious
9 October 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

First of, I don't understand why people aren't making stories like this. This is very original, but there's a Ricky Gervais feel to it like 'Life's Too Short' and 'Extras' which I am a fan of. And you can tell it's low-budget so it's not like it's anything difficult to do - sorry filmmakers - however this film in general is somewhat very special to audiences of all ages.

The reason I like 'Z-Listers' is because it's somewhat a "mockumentary" sort of genre, starring fictional Z-list celebrity Christopher Baker, best known for his work in the Doctor Who franchise as a child star in a couple of unnamed episodes. Things get worse and worse as he owes money to the BBC for copyright infringement, due to selling the images at his conventions, and ends up borrowing money off a loan shark as he's in a dark place. It's a hole that gets deeper and deeper basically.

The joke of the series is Baker's ego is big as all outdoors despite his being unknown to the public at large. What gets me is when Baker always wears shades and a baseball cap to hide from his so-called fans. Actor Sid White obviously has the courage and great humour to portray Z-list celebrities this way, and it works well, with his entire life falling apart around him while he continues to brag about his exploring new frontiers in his acting and agency "empire".

The supporting cast around him do the film justice also, and they're very lovable people too. We have Ellie (the bimbo stripper), Dave (the lack of faith manager) and Finn (the lovable rogue). But the one who's truly spectacular is the loan shark known as Edward the B****** (played by wrestler Aaron Sharp) as his performance was superb and well written. Comedy is at it's best when it's not thrown in your face and Sharp does this well, with subtlety and well- timed expressions. A great character that I would watch over and over again.

The film is very funny but more importantly it has heart and that's usually the occasion you would watch a film - to care about the characters as well as laugh at/with them. The best low- budget film I've seen in a long time.

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