Den britiske regissøren Shane Meadows (Dead Man’s Shoes og This is England) nyeste film heter Le Donk & Scor-zay-zee, som nylig er utgitt på dvd. Kort fortalt handler filmen om to ikke helt vellykkede musikere som skal varme opp for Arctic Monkeys. Filmen er improvisert og spilt inn i løpet av fem dager, og dette er den første filmen som inngår i Meadows Five-Day Feature-prosjekt. På hjemmesiden forteller Meadows mer om det interessante prosjektet:
«The only rule is that it has to be shot in five days. These days even an SLR camera can record hi-def video. It’s that punk mentality. It’s not about somebody putting up £2 million and putting pressure on you, it’s about smaller characters and crazy ideas. We’re not offering any money yet, just the idea. We’ve proved that five days is long enough to make a film for £30k and get a release. The Donk DVD and website will be a working manifesto of how to do it. In the end, people are going to have to get off their arses and do it themselves. You can send a film in, and if we like it, we’ll give it our stamp, maybe build a body of likeminded films and help release them.
There’s no demographic. You’d imagine it would be for some brand new kid putting stuff on YouTube, but it could equally be for a 75-year-old who made some shorts on super-8 in the 60s. If Steven Spielberg was making something over here and his filming got delayed, he could do it. We’ve already been contacted by filmmakers from New York.
How to make a 5 Day Feature:
• Shoot in story order to avoid reshoots.
• Use a small cast, base the story around the performances.
• Spend time finding the right location so you don’t have to change and dress it.
• Don’t force a big idea into a small budget. Avoid effects, keep the crew small, cut all the
offscreen costs that you can, set yourself rules and stick to them.»