Director: Christoper Smith
Cast includes: Mark Borchardt, Mike Schank
Doc Club presents...
100 mins / 1999 / USA

"Why are docs so serious?”

Breaking this myth and in the spirit of the weekend's Hastings Comedy Festival, we're diving into the archives to unearth a hilarious cult classic by director Chris Smith, a master in finding humour in true stories. Recipient of the Sundance Grand Jury Prize, a documentary team painstakingly captures every aspect of an aspiring director's comically challenging quest to complete his amateur short horror film, Coven.

Mark Borchardt, an aspiring filmmaker from a working-class Wisconsin background, is set on finishing his low-budget horror movie, despite a barrage of difficulties. Plagued by lack of cash, unreliable help and numerous personal problems, Mark wants to complete the film to raise funds for a more ambitious drama. With the assistance of his bumbling but loyal friend Mike Schank, Mark struggles to move forward, making for plenty of bittersweet moments.

We are hoping the director may be able to join us for a Q&A - watch this space!

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