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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.


Kris Smith


Martin Ballantyne (characters), Joseph Betts (screenplay) | 2 more credits »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sid White ... Chris Baker
Carley Watts ... Ellie Finch
Aaron Sharp ... Edward the Bastard
Darren Potter ... Finn
Mark Ivan Benfield ... David Shaw
Robert Willy Bailey Robert Willy Bailey ... Frank Baker
Jill Greenacre Jill Greenacre ... Kathy - BBC Executive
Derek Lyons ... Peter - BBC Executive
John Carrigan John Carrigan ... Ian - BBC Executive
Daz Crawford ... Steve
Isobel Hamilton ... Wife in Strip Club
Joseph Betts ... The Compere
Martin Ballantyne ... Jon Malkovich
Chris Britton ... Sci-Fi Convention Announcer (voice)
Jon Bailey Jon Bailey ... 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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Release Date:

10 October 2014 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Z-Lister 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Norfolk, England, UK


Box Office


£2,200 (estimated)
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Did You Know?


Martin Ballantyne came up with the concept on the last day of shooting the first film, and pitched the idea to director Kris Smith. Originally the sequel was intended to be a continuous storyline about Jon and his new family Sarah and Alex, along with Chris' story on the side. But Smith declined the idea and said that he'll only direct the sequel if it was a spin-off and is focused on the friend from now on, as Jon's story has come to an end, yet Chris' has only just begun. See more »


The lighting equipment is seen when Chris opens the door in order to enter into the strip club. 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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feature film.
15 October 2014 | by sam-cj-133-966901See 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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