Watch: A Teenaged Edgar Wright Shows Off His Very Early Work on UK TV (Video)

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Watch: A Teenaged Edgar Wright Shows Off His Very Early Work on UK TV (Video)
Some filmmakers get their careers off to an especially early start -- like "Shaun of the Dead" director Edgar Wright, who was making Super 8 and camcorder shorts with his friends long before he made his first feature, "A Fistful of Fingers," in 1994 when he was just 20. In the video below, Wright appears on ITV Saturday morning show "Gimme 5" as a teenager in 1992 to introduce his film "Help," alongside its star Martin Curtis. Like all independent filmmakers, Wright is immediately asked what his budget was, and he shares that it was £2.25, all of which went toward buying a policeman's hat. Wright has posted more YouTube videos of his early TV appearances on his blog, where he notes of the clip below, "Please note the rainbow lines of VHS crash editing on every single cut and also my outrageously arrogant answer to the question; 'So anyone can do it?'"
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Forgotten Films: Edgar Wright’s A Fistful of Fingers

Forgotten Films [1] is a semi-regular feature on Film Junk where we explore interesting movies that have fallen off the radar or slipped through the cracks over the years. You probably know Edgar Wright as the man behind the camera for most of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's collaborations including Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead, and even before that, the TV show Spaced. However, with Scott Pilgrim vs. The World coming out this weekend, I thought it would be a good time to look back at his very first feature film, a hard-to-find low budget comedy made without Pegg and Frost called A Fistful of Fingers. Edgar Wright got his start making movies in England at a very young age, and by the time he was 18, he was already generating some fairly high quality stuff. If you have the Hot Fuzz special edition DVD or Blu-ray, you may have
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