- 18 Dec 17
Séamus Hanly told Stuart Clark how he begged, borrowed & possibly stole to make his superhero movie spoof, which was picked up by low-budget gods, Troma Entertainment.
University film course directors look away now…
“I did four years at IADT, which was brilliant but I learned a million times more making this film than I did during my time at college,” reflects Séamus Hanly, the Republic Of Telly sketch writer who’s gone all spoof superhero with The Middle Finger. “To quote Stanley Kubrick, ‘The best way to learn how to make a movie… is to make a movie.’ Which was Kevin Smith’s ethos making his first zero budget feature, Clerks, which was a massive influence on me.”
With Séamus either owning or borrowing the gear needed, the cast and crew volunteering their services for free, and the likes of The Amazing Few, Myles Manley and No Monster Club donating songs to the soundtrack, the entire Middle Finger budget wouldn’t have even covered the Republic Of Telly tea ‘n’ biccies bill.